UPDATE: Sunday, Nov. 11, 1:30 p.m. PT: The California wildfires that destroyed the set of one show and came dangerously close to doing the same for another raged on into the weekend as Hollywood continued to grapple with the devastation.
The fires in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties have burned down the historic Western Town on the Paramount Ranch set where Westworld films and at one point were perilously close to the Agoura Hills mansion where The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are filmed before it was able to be saved. At least 23 people have died with many more missing.
Variety reported Friday that the Western set in Agoura Hills that has served as a filming location for shows including Weeds and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman burned. Westworld films its Main Street scenes at the same locale.
Sad for fans of @WestworldHBO and shows like Dr Quinn Medicine Woman, the Paramount Ranch western town movie set has burned to the ground in the Woolsey Fire @CBSLA #westworld #Woolseyfire pic.twitter.com/DhZWaGbr6g— John Schreiber (@johnschreiber) November 9, 2018
The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss also shared a photo of smoke billowing over the hills with the caption "Pray for Malibu-- and #TheBachelor Mansion..." ABC executive Rob Mills shared Fleiss' tweet, adding "Thinking of the people of Malibu and yes #TheBachelor Mansion is in grave danger as well."
The house is owned by the Haradan family, who live there most of the year and move out when the show is filming. Although initial reports from Friday suggested that the mansion had caught fire, it has since been confirmed that the famous home survived the blaze unscathed, while the house next door to it was completely destroyed. Production of the series was not at the location when the fire reached the manor; The Bachelor is instead shooting in Portugal.
Many Hollywood notables were directly affected too. There was good news for the Sheen family this weekend after Martin Sheen was found safe. On Friday, his son Charlie Sheen asked his Twitter followers for help after he was not able to get in touch with The West Wing star or his mother. However, the actor was soon after located by local news station Fox 11, and he was able to update his concerned children that the two had managed to evacuate their Malibu home safely, although they feared their home might not be there when they return to it.
Director Guillermo del Toro also reported being successful at rescuing some of his most important filmmaking mementos from his so-called "Bleak House" after evacuating the residence and fearing the items may be lost.
Others have not been as fortunate. Actress Shannen Doherty revealed Saturday that the home she was married in, which she'd taken refuge in after her father's passing, was destroyed in the fire. And Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille Grammer shared a devastating image of her home as it was destroyed by fire.
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Sadly my house couldn't be saved. The courageous firefighters were able to save my cars and personal items recovered from my home. I thanked the fire chief and his team of firemen for all of their hard work. He took the time to explain what happened and I'm grateful for all of their hard work trying to save my home. Sad we lost our home but grateful that my family is safe. Luckily we quickly evacuated our house yesterday after a patrol car drove up the street announcing mandatory evacuations. I'm grateful for my lovely neighbors and friends who kept me informed and for their help this evening. 🙏 Thank you all for caring 💜 #woolseyfire #malibu. Special thanks to Fire Chief Rash and his brave team of firefighters. 🙏
Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating. Heartbreaking time across California. Inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters. Thank you @LAFD. If you can, support these brave men and women at https://t.co/ei7c7F7cZx. pic.twitter.com/AcBcLtKmDU— Gerard Butler (@GerardButler) November 11, 2018
Fellow reality star Kim Kardashian fled her home, and, while waiting for news on its condition, her family rallied to help provide needed supplies for first responders. Meanwhile, the family of small screen star Rob Lowe, whose neighborhood was devastated by mudslides in early 2018 and converted his home into a firefighter refuge during rescue efforts, also participated in fire evacuation efforts and assisted first responders.
Amid the chaos and confusion on social media, actor James Woods devised a series of hashtags meant to help organize those who were tweeting for help finding their missing loved ones into one thread. The gesture has drawn praise from some of his more vocal ideological opposites in Hollywood, including Alyssa Milano and Patton Oswalt, who both praised him for his good work.
The Woolsey Fire and Camp Fire of southern Calif. has forced a mandatory evacuation of thousands of homes, and over 35,000 acres have burned, including the entire city of Paradise. Calif., according to The Washington Post.
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