"The production of @swatcbs has been suspended during the day due to forest fires and unsafe air near our stages," said a tweet from the writers' room of that program. "The safety of the cast and crew come first, Prayers to all those affected by these fires."
In its statement, HBO said: "Due to the nearby wildfires, Westworld stopped production earlier today and will resume filming as soon as it is safe."
Both films of the series near Santa Clarita, where the rye fire is currently being fought. The fire has razed 500 acres of land in the area and required the closure of Highway 5 in both directions, according to ABC News. It is one of the several fires that are currently taking place in Southern California, including the Thomas Fire in Ventura County and the Creek Fire near Sylmar. The fight against fires has been hampered by strong Santa Ana winds. Thousands of residents have been evacuated.
"S.W.A.T" was recently picked up for a full season on CBS. Inspired by the television series of the 70s and the film of the same name, the series stars Shemar Moore, a student of "Criminal Minds" and Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson. He and his elite police unit have the task of confronting some of the most dangerous criminals that Los Angeles has to offer. In addition to Moore, the series stars Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Jay Harrington, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson, Peter Onorati and David Lim.
"Westworld" is currently filming its second season. The series was nominated for 22 Emmys for its first season, and finally won five.