Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores Abernathy in HBO’s “Westworld.” The series shut down film production as a result of forest fires threaten the area of the production.
HBO’s “Westworld” and CBS’ “S. W. A. T.” temporarily stopped filming because of the forest fires that broke out in California in the vicinity of the shooting stations.
The large forest fires erupted in Southern California for the second time in two months. Crew said the burning burned about 85 square miles, destroying at least 150 structures and forcing nearly 30,000 people to evacuate.
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“Westworld” was in the middle of the recording of his second season in Santa Clarita when two fires broke out in Los Angeles County. HBO said in a statement that the producers decided to shut down the show in the production to avoid any danger to actors or members of the crew.
The fire broke out in California on Monday night.
“Because of forest fires in the area, ‘Westworld’ stopped production earlier today, and resume filming as soon as it is safe to do so,” HBO said in a statement.
CBS suspended the production for “S. W. A. T.” for reasons of security, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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“The production of ‘S. W. A. T.” is suspended for the day as a result of forest fires, and unsafe air in the vicinity of our venues,” a tweet from the “S. W. A. T.” writer ‘ s specified account. “The safety of the cast and crew on the first place. Prayers for all the victims of this fire.”
The NFL’s Los Angeles Rams, who hold workouts in the near of the largest Southern California fires, canceled Wednesday exercises.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.