Subscribe To Westworld Set and The Bachelor’s Mansion Burn In Raging California Wildfire Updates
CNN reports that, so far, more than 250,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes statewide due to fires. Since many Hollywood celebrities are based in that area, they've spoken out on social media to say if they've been evacuated or seen their houses burn. Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson was one of the many to completely lose his home.
Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills burned almost to the ground in the Woolsey fire. The ranch set has been used by many Hollywood productions -- from M*A*S*H and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman to Westworld. HBO's Westworld is not currently filming at any location for its upcoming Season 3, and Paramount Ranch isn't the main set for the show. That main set -- which is also being used right now for HBO's Deadwood movie -- is at Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita, and it has not been affected.
However, the church set used in Westworld was heavily damaged in the fire, as shown in images shared across social media:
HBO referenced the different Westworld locations in a statement on the damage:
The Bachelor, on the other hand, is filming right now -- just not at the now fire-damaged Agoura Hills mansion. A production source told Entertainment Weekly the Bachelor mansion's lower secondary house, used by production, has been destroyed. The back patio of the main house was burning before the area was evacuated. At this point, they don't know the full damage to the property and won't have a full report until the location is deemed safe for return.
Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss tweeted about the fire, with concern stretching beyond the famous mansion:
Obviously, the lives of humans and animals are more important than any property. The fast-growing Camp Fire in Northern California fire has already killed at least nine people, as the Camp, Woolsey, and Hill fires continue to rage across the state. We join everyone in hoping for a swift end to these horrors. Follow fire evacuation news for updates and to find ways you can help.
For fans of The Bachelor, the mansion will be shown pre-damage in the Monday, January 7, 2019 premiere on ABC.