News – Woolsey Fire Paramount Ranch2018-11-25T03:52:28+00:00

THE WOOLSEY FIRE 2018 – PARAMOUNT RANCH

As the Woolsey Fire of 2018 took its toll on places from mid-Ventura through Malibu, Simi Valley and West Hills and many places in between, one of the losses was the State Park known as Paramount Ranch; often referred to as Western Town. This area was a popular film set for years, and behind it lay an old race track that not many people visit, but is still historical. I was given access to take photos of the disaster the day after Thanksgiving and there was little left to see. Two structures still stand, as seen below.

I had shot the SoCal Burn Ride last year at Paramount Ranch, and while I don’t have exact photo matches, here’s an idea of some of the loss from pics I took at the event.

The Stage area beforeThe Stage area after
Buildings in the front beforeBuildings in the front after
Sheriff's Station beforeSheriff's Station after
Big Barn beforeBig Barn after
Overview from the back beforeOverview from the back after
Front Side Saloon beforeBack Side Saloon after