‘The Bachelor’ Mansion Threatened by Southern California Wildfire

The mansion where The Bachelor is shot (Credit: Today.com)

The iconic Bachelor mansion has been partially destroyed by the Woolsey fire raging across Southern California, according to published reports.

Located in Agoura Hills, Calif., the 7,590 square foot property boasts six bedrooms and nine bathrooms, as well as an expansive pool area. The beautiful home has housed The Bachelor and The Bachelorette contestants for over 10 years, a tradition that’s now in jeopardy.

The Woolsey fire ravaged 35,000 acres as of Friday evening, eventually reaching the mansion’s lower portion. This part of the home, which is used as production headquarters during filming, is now destroyed.

As flames raged nearby, the Bachelor house was said to be in “grave danger” of burning down.

“Thinking of the people of Malibu and yes #TheBachelor Mansion is in grave danger as well,” ABC reality chief Rob Mills tweeted Friday afternoon.

Mike Fleiss, the show’s creator, also asked for prayers during this tense time.

He tweeted: “Pray for Malibu— and #TheBachelorMansion…”

The Bachelor is currently in the midst of filming its 23rd season, but production at the mansion wrapped weeks ago.

Local resident Marshall Haraden, his wife, and their four children reside at the luxurious home during off-seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“#TheBachelor is not currently in production at the Agoura Hills mansion, but the home is in the neighborhood of the fires,” THR‘s East Coast Digital Lead Editor, Jackie Strause, explained on Twitter. “A family owns the home and moves out twice a year when ABC comes to film.”

The Woolsey fire erupted Thursday afternoon south of the City of Simi Valley, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. The flames eventually jumped the 101 freeway and raced toward the Pacific Ocean.

Mandatory evacuations were put in place for Malibu, Hidden Hills, Calabasas, Agoura Hills and other nearby neighborhoods. An estimated 157,000 people were evacuated from their homes as of Friday, officials told CBS News.

In addition to the Bachelor mansion, Westworld‘s filming location at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills also suffered damage during the blaze.

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area’s Twitter feed confirmed the unfortunate news Friday, writing: “We are sorry to share the news that the #WoolseyFire has burned Western Town at #ParamountRanch in Agoura. We do not have any details or photos, but it is our understanding that the structures have burned. This area is an active part of the incident and we cannot access it.”

HBO picked up Westworld for a third season in May.

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