Wildfire Shuts Down TV Show ‘S.W.A.T.’


Production on Shemar Moore’s hit new TV action drama S.W.A.T. has been halted by the California wildfires

The Rye Fire, one of the many blazes firefighters are trying to contain, is threatening the set of the TV show, which shoots in Santa Clarita, and the air quality is so poor people are finding it difficult to breathe, so cast and crew have been sent home for the day as a precaution.

“Production of @swatcbs has been suspended for the day due to wildfires and unsafe air near our stages,” a spokesman from the set tweeted on Tuesday (05Dec17). “Safety of cast and crew come first. Prayers to all affected by these fires.”

The Rye Fire has already destroyed over 200 acres and shut down the busy Interstate 5 freeway.

The Creek Fire in Sylmar and Thomas Fire in Ventura County have also been blazing out of control for much of Tuesday, prompting California Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency.