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California Wildfires Halt Production For 'Westworld,' 'SWAT'

California Wildfires Halt Production For 'Westworld,' 'SWAT'

Production on popular show "Westworld" has been suspended due to Southern California wildfires. 'Safety of cast and crew come first.

"Due to nearby wildfires, Westworld stopped production earlier today and will resume filming as soon as it's safe to do so", said the network in a statement. Filming for the show takes place in and around the Santa Clarita area, a location that is also used for a number of other CBS shows.

"Westworld" was in the middle of shooting its second season in Santa Clarita when two fires broke out in Los Angeles County. The unnamed personnel also confirmed that S.W.A.T. was the only show scheduled to shoot at the Valencia facility on Tuesday. The freeways have already been closed and there have been traffic jams on the main roads.

The fire has prompted the evacuation of at least 150,000 people, as strong winds and dry vegetation fuelled a blaze that has seen one million acres burn this year. "We're chasing the fire and trying to get ahead of it".

Flames consume a structure as a wildfire burns in Casitas Springs Calif. on Tuesday Dec. 5 2017. Wind-driven fires tore through California communities Tuesday for the second time in two months leaving hundreds of homes feared lost and uprooting tens
The fires broke out in California on Monday night

Though we may not be getting Game of Thrones 8 next year, we will be getting the second season of HBO's fantastic Westworld.

Filming on Westworld season 2 has ground to a halt - and not for the first time.

The dystopian show is now filming its second season in an area close to the fires, but producers were concerned about the danger to actors and crew.