Westworld Set Shut Down As Wildfires Create Havoc Nearby

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December 6, 2017 | 3:58am EST

Sci-fi series Westworld has become the latest TV show to shut down because of the California wildfires.
Three out of control, fast-paced blazes hit the southern counties of the state on Tuesday, prompting mass evacuations.
TV drama S.W.A.T. became the first show affected when the threat of damage and poor quality forced producers to send the cast home from a location shoot in Santa Clarita, and now the set of Westworld has been shut down.
A statement from a production representative reads: “Due to nearby wildfires, Westworld stopped production earlier today and will resume filming as soon as it’s safe to do so.”
The fires are expected to last until Thursday.
Actor Jeffrey Wright confirmed he was among the stars sent home from the Westworld set, tweeting: “Got an unexpected and unfortunate day off owing to the #CreekFire & #RyeFire,” he wrote. “Be safe, folks.”
Evan Rachel Wood also posted photos of storms and fire-breathing dragons on Instagram, adding the caption: “Meanwhile, at work today…”