Los Angeles is in the midst of battling another wildfire, and the blaze is already affecting production on several TV series being filmed in the path of the fire.
As Deadline reports, the fire — which broke out Thursday evening — has shut down freeways and led to evacuations in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys, and has also impacted several TV series.
Among the shows affected are “NCIS”, “S.W.A.T.”, new NBC sitcoms “Perfect Harmony” and “Sunnyside”, and “Bless This Mess”, which films on the Sable Ranch in Santa Clarita.
Other series to shut down production due to the fires are Freeform drama “Good Trouble” and the network’s upcoming “Party of Five” reboot, in addition to the Jessica Alba-Gabrielle Union cop show “L.A.’s Finest”.
Deadline is also reporting that filming on the upcoming season of “Homeland” switched location filming at the last minute to avoid being in a fire-affected area.
According to Variety, the blaze is one of several active wildfires in the Los Angeles area, fuelled by the Santa Ana winds. The Saddleridge fire is said to be 13 per cent contained.