'The Bachelor' Mansion Unharmed From California Wildfire

Despite worries that the mansion featured in The Bachelor would be consumed by California wildfire, the famous home has reportedly been spared from the destruction.

USA Today reporter Chris Woodyard visited the reality show mansion on Saturday and tweeted out a photo of the building still intact, confirming it survived the blaze.

The Agoura Hills mansion has been used as the backdrop for both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette since 2007. Each season of the reality dating show sees contestants move into the home with the hopes of stealing the heart of the single bachelor or bachelorette.

On Friday, franchise creator Mike Fleiss tweeted out his concerns for the home which was sitting directly in the path of the 14,000-acre wildfire that blazed through the area and Malibu. Such celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga were forced to abandon their own homes under a mandatory evacuation order, with Caitlyn Jenner's home reportedly already destroyed by the flames.


"Pray For Malibu and 'The Bachelor' mansion," Fleiss wrote, adding a photo of billowing smoke rising from the area of the home.

At the time of initial reports claiming the house had already burned, show producers WBTV released a statement in which they claimed the area surrounding the home had been closed off, so the current status was not yet known.

"It is primarily a private residence, and our main concern is with the family who have been displaced, their neighbors, and all the communities impacted by this tragic fire," the statement read. "We thank the tireless efforts of the first responders here in Los Angeles County and across the State."

While it appears the mansion did indeed survive the blaze, a second house on the property, often used as production headquarters for the show, wasn't quite so lucky and burned to the ground during the destructive fire. With the neighboring home sitting only 100-feet away, it appears the mansion's tile roof and masonry wall were what kept it from being consumed by the same fire as well.

According to Variety, The Bachelor is currently in production on Season 23 but is not filming at the mansion right now. When the show is located elsewhere, the Haraden family live at the home.

Thousands of residents in the Thousand Oaks, Calabasas, and Malibu areas have been evacuated from their homes to avoid the fire. The blaze has already claimed 42 lives with dozens more still unaccounted forUSA Today reported.  It's being called the most deadly and destructive wildfire in California history, with more than 6,400 homes destroyed in its rampaging inferno.


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