'Bachelor' mansion, 'Westworld' set burn as celebrities flee wildfires
UPI News Service, 11/10/2018
California's Woolsey wildfire is tearing through the Agoura Hills mansion where the reality romance shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette were filmed.
The Hollywood Reporter also said Friday that a building on the estate used as the series' production headquarters was destroyed.
Paramount Ranch's Western Town in Aurora Hills -- which stood in for 19th century main streets in numerous films and TV shows -- was also consumed by flames, The Wrap reported.
"We are sorry to share the news that the #WoolseyFire has burned Western Town at #ParamountRanch in Agoura. We do not have any details or photos, but it is our understanding that the structures have burned. This area is an active part of the incident and we cannot access it," the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area tweeted Friday.
CBS News footage later showed it had been burned to the ground.
Among the projects filmed there were Westworld, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, American Sniper, Caught in the Draft, The Lake House, The Mentalist, Weeds, Quickdraw, Norbit, The Love Bug and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Actor Charlie Sheen tweeted Friday that he was concerned for his parents -- screen icon Martin Sheen and his wife Janet -- because they live in the path of the fire in Malibu and he couldn't get in contact with them, The Mercury News said.
"They are in the group, at the staging ground near Zuma Beach," the younger Sheen wrote in his post. "If anyone has eyes on them, please let me know that they are safe and sound in the middle of this horrific scenario."
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Martin Sheen told a Fox 11 Los Angeles reporter at the beach late Friday, "We're just fine."
He explained that he and his wife evacuated the area that morning and expected to sleep in their car for the night.
"We haven't lost any lives, so we have that to be grateful for," Sheen said, describing the blazes as "the worst ones I've seen."
Actress and MeToo activist Alyssa Milano took to Twitter Friday to plead for help for rescuing her five horses.
She later posted the update: "Horses are finally safe. My children are safe. My home is in jeopardy but... everything with a heartbeat is safe. Thank you all for your concern.
To those who insisted on still being hurtful because our political affiliation is different, you are what is wrong with the country."
Actor James Woods, who was on the East Coast Thursday and Friday, re-tweeted dozens of posts trying to help people who were affected by the fires re-connect with their loved ones, find safe spaces for their families and animals, and ask for supplies.
"To all my wonderful followers, I want to thank you for your extraordinary efforts tonight connecting people with lost loved ones in the terrible #CampFire. Your thousands of retweets of invaluable information literally saved lives. God bless you all. #CampFire #CampFireJamesWoods," the actor wrote Thursday.
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