Friday, Nov. 9, 2018|2:28 p.m.
LOS ANGELES– A fast-moving wildfire in Southern California has burnt a historical movie website recently used by the HBO series “Westworld” and forced various celebs to join the thousands getting away flames that have declared homes and triggered the overall evacuation of the celebrity enclave Malibu.
Kim Kardashian West, Scott Baio, Rainn Wilson and Guillermo del Toro are among many stars forced to evacuate their homes, sometimes fast attempting to organize transport for their horses. Some, like del Toro and Caitlyn Jenner, did not know the fate of their homes, but the wind-driven wildfire has damaged the home of “Dr. Strange” director Scott Derrickson and the historic Paramount Cattle ranch where programs like HBO’s “Westworld” and “Dr. Quinn, Medication Woman” were recorded.
The blaze began Thursday night and by Friday had pushed towards Malibu and the Pacific Ocean, triggering evacuations in Malibu, Calabasas, Aguora Hills and other neighboring areas.
Alyssa Milano stated her home is “in jeopardy” in hopes evacuating her 5 horses. The actress ultimately got the assistance she needed and tweeted that her “Horses are lastly safe. My children are safe. My house is in jeopardy but … everything with a heart beat is safe. Thank you all for your issue.”
The star site TMZ reported that Jenner’s home was burned, however her publicist stated that was not yet confirmed. The Olympic gold medalist securely left.
Kardashian West published video on Instagram of an area on fire with a message “Wish Calabasas.” She said she landed back house, invested one hour packaging and evacuated shortly afterward.
Derrickson stated he is safe in spite of losing his house.
The Santa Monica Mountains National Leisure Area stated the Paramount Cattle ranch called the “Western Town” served as an area for productions ranging from 1938’s “The Experiences of Marco Polo” to TV programs “The Mentalist” and “Weeds.” The area called “Western Town” is set in the mountains west of Los Angeles dates to 1927 when Paramount Pictures rented the ranch and began making films there.
Western Town specifically was built for TV productions in the 1950s and was utilized for such westerns as “The Cisco Kid” and “Cock Powell’s Zane Grey Theatre.”
Recording continued for decades even as the ranch altered hands. It was obtained by the National forest Service in 1980 but has continued to operate as a recording location, working as an area for the first two seasons of the sci-fi series “Westworld.” HBO said it did not know level of the damage and expressed concern for “all those impacted by these awful fires.”
When not in use for filming, visitors might walk through Western Town while hiking or flight through on horseback.
Star James Wood asked almost 2 countless his Twitter fans to use the hashtag #CampFireJamesWoods to help share names of those who are missing out on. He tweeted resources for horse owners to have their animals left, and called Milano’s report that her household and horses had been evacuated “great news.” Woods was not among those displaced– he tweeted that he was on the East Coast.
Associated Press Writer John Antczak contributed to the report in Los Angeles.