Clint Eastwood refuses to evacuate Warner Bros studio lot as deadly wildfire approaches: 'There's work to be done'

Clint Eastwood refuses to evacuate Warner Bros studio lot as deadly wildfire approaches: 'There's work to be done'
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Clint Eastwood is so badass that he wouldn't let a brush fire approaching his movie set obstruct work.

Scott Eastwood, 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' actor's son, shared video footage of the Warner Bros studio lot in Burbank that was being evacuated as a precautionary measure for the Barham Fire.

"This is from a couple hours ago," he wrote alongside the footage on his Instagram Saturday. "Security told us to evacuate the studio. But my 89-year-old father said. 'No we're good, There’s work to be done.' Then we went into the mixing stage and all watched his new movie."

"As he would say, get back to work and shut up. *True story*," he continued, adding, "By the way it was a Saturday."

Smoke from the Barham fire is visible near the Hollywood sign on November 9, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

"Had to evac my studio at Warner Bros for the first time ever due to smoke from the Barham Fire right behind the studio lot," renowned composer Christopher Drake tweeted in the meanwhile. "WB is on total lockdown at the moment."

The Warner Bros lot was being evacuated after a small brush fire broke out in the Hollywood Hills nearby where the studio is located. The fire's progress was contained at around 5 pm on Saturday.

The fire had burned through 80 acres as of 7 pm on Sunday, but was 80 percent contained. Firefighters are working day and night to ensure they have 100 percent containment.

Actor Scott Eastwood and his father, actor/director Clint Eastwood, talk at the afterparty for the premiere of Paramount's "Flags Of Our Fathers" at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on October 9, 2006, in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

Fire crews are currently working on putting out the "still active wildfire", per the Los Angeles Fire Department, who have set a containment goal of the 'box' created by Forest Lawn Cemetery, Coyote Canyon Drive, Forest Lawn Drive, and Wonder View Drive.

While there are no formal evacuations as yet, "a handful of persons living closest to the fire, and being affected by smoke only, were directly contacted and encouraged to shelter in place at their residence," the LAFD added.

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