A piece of Hollywood history has sadly gone up in flames.
The Woolsey Fire burning in Southern California has destroyed the iconic Western Town at Paramount Ranch, a piece of Hollywood history used to film a variety of movies and television shows for nearly a century, the National Park Service said Friday.
The set was part of the NPS-managed Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The agency said it could not access the set due to the ongoing fire threat but said it was their “understanding that the structures have burned.”
The set was recently used as a filming location for the popular HBO series “Westworld.” It’s also seen in “M*A*S*H,” “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” “Caught in the Draft,” “The Lake House,” “The Cisco Kid,” “The Mentalist” and dozens of other productions.
HBO said in a statement, “Paramount Ranch was one of the locations used during seasons one and two of Westworld, in addition to the primary location at Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita. Westworld is not currently in production, and as the area has been evacuated, we do not yet know the extent of the damage to any structures remaining there.”