'Westworld' delays production amid wildfires

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SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) - Production of TV shows including HBO's "Westworld" has been halted amid Southern California's wildfires.

HBO said in a statement that the sci-fi drama was filming its second season in an area near two Los Angeles County fires on Tuesday but producers decided to shut down and avoid any danger to actors or crew members.

The statement says "Westworld" will resume filming when it is safe.

Filming on the CBS show "S.W.A.T." was also suspended.

Many shows shoot outdoor scenes in the outskirts north of the city, where two large blazes have choked the air with smoke and are threatening thousands of homes and buildings.

The Los Angeles Rams of the NFL, who hold workouts near the largest of Southern California's fires, canceled Wednesday's practice.

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