The iconic Bachelor mansion, which has been featured in more than a dozen seasons of ABC’s hit series “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” is smack in the middle of rampant California wildfires this week.
Last week, we reported that the 7,500-square-foot mansion, which is situated on 10 acres of land and features multiple pools and other expensive accoutrements necessary for the production of a full-scale reality TV show, was burning to the ground in Agoura Hill, Calif. (RELATED: Remember ‘The Bachelor’ Mansion? It’s Burning To The Ground In The California Wildfires)
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Surprise!! It’s my turn!!!! This spot on the Bachelor Mansion’s driveway feels right. . . . . Don’t worry, haters. Just giving a tour of the mansion for @accesshollywood. I’d be a pretty crappy Bachelorette. I’d be grossed out by most of the guys and obsessed with only one.
And now, TMZ is reporting that the mansion is getting around-the-clock armed security guards to protect the mansion from looters while the wildfires rage on.
Neighboring estates have struggled with similar issues. Most homeowners have fled the destruction, and since there are widespread power outages, home security systems are down. This means residents are left with two options: hire living, breathing security or take your chances.
There is a small silver lining in the situation. “The Bachelor” mansion seems to have survived most of the fire. A 4,000-square-foot structure used for filming and production was reduced to ashes, but the main living area where the drama happens seems to have made it out relatively unscathed. So production can proceed accordingly.
Former pro football player Colton Underwood is the next season’s Bachelor, due out in January. Stay tuned.