"Westworld" And "SWAT" Have Suspended Filming Because Of The California Fires

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U.S. 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. HBO and CBS, which produce the two shows respectively, have also issued a statement regarding the halting of production.

Production on "Westworld", a western, sci-fi drama, is based at Melody Ranch Studio in Santa Clarita Valley, California, further south than "S.W.A.T".

"Due to nearby wildfires, Westworld stopped production earlier today and will resume filming as soon as its safe to do so", said A spokesperson of HBO in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

HBO has suspended filming for one of its shows in southern California over safety concerns about wildfires raging in the area.

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A staff for the studio revealed that their Internet connection has been down due to the fire.

Richard Macklin, the spokesman for Ventura CountyCB Fire Department, admitted that it has been very hard to stop the wildfires.

A major fire also flared up in LA County on Tuesday, and LA mayor Eric Garcetti said that the dry climate and high winds indicate the fire won't die down for another five day. "We're chasing the fire and trying to get ahead of it".

Westworld is now filming its second season. "Westworld" Season 2 should still arrive this spring on HBO.

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