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Paramount Ranch will be rebuilt after Woolsey Fire devastation

The storied Old West movie set in Agoura Hills was destroyed
November 23, 2018 12:00PM

Officials promised historic Paramount Ranch will be rebuilt after the Woolsey Fire.

Paramount Ranch, the storied Western movie set destroyed by the devastating Woolsey Fire, will be rebuilt.

State and local officials said the near century-old Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills would be reconstructed with some modifications, CurbedLA reported. A temporary set will also be built on the other side of Medea Creek so studios can continue utilizing the area.

The nonprofit organization Santa Monica Mountains Fund aims to complete the new sets in two years with support from several Hollywood studios. Sara Horner, president of the nonprofit’s board, said the rebuilt Paramount Ranch will be a “variation on what’s here,” including making it more useful for the local film community. The ranch was also a popular venue for other events, Curbed reported.

The Woolsey Fire burning toward the Paramount Ranch. (Credit: Getty Images)

Paramount Pictures established the 2,700-acre ranch in 1927. The property has sold several times, but an “Old West” film set has remained a popular location for Hollywood film shoots, such as “The Great Outdoors” and “American Sniper.” It is has also served as a set for “Westworld.”

There have been three confirmed fatalities from the Woolsey Fire, and more than 1,600 structures destroyed. [Curbed]Gregory Cornfield