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As the fires raged through the Vallejo area in #northern california, where shooting has been ongoing for the second season, the #Netflix drama “#13 Reasons Why” has seen a shut down in production yesterday. This unplanned break will reportedly continue for at least two more days, including today and Thursday. Fires have still to be contained and there is still plenty of smoke in the area at times. As Friday and Saturday were already scheduled as days off from filming, producers hope to continue filming on Sunday.

Cast and crew who live in affected area allowed to go home

According to Deadline, many of the cast and crew of the Netflix series live in the areas affected by the wildfires and whoever wanted to leave has been flown home for the break in filming.

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More than 20 wildfires have been raging through around 115,000 acres of California during the week due to dry conditions and the Santa Ana winds. However the worst affected is the wine country in Northern California where the fires have caused the most damage and are still out of control.

Digital Spy reports that fires in Sonoma County have seen at least 17 people dead and more than 200 people have been reported missing, while the fire engulfed and wiped out entire neighborhoods in Santa Rosa. More than 20,000 people have been forced to evacuate the area.

Cast members tweet about the tragic fires

When production was halted on Season 2, cast members of “13 Reasons Why” headed to Twitter.

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Dylan Minnette, who plays Clay Jensen in the drama series, sent his love and thoughts to everyone affected by the fires.

Minnette also sent a second tweet, giving a link off to get or give help in Northern California during the fires.

Devin Druid, who plays the role of Tyler Down in "13 Reasons Why" said the Northern California and Bay Area has been his home for almost a year while filming the series went on to say his heart goes out to everyone affected by the awful fires.

Season 2 of “13 Reasons Why” will consist of 13 episodes, picking up where season 1 left off and heading into the stories of the various characters and their complicated journeys to recovery and healing.

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The second season is set to air in 2018.

Controversy over '13 Reasons Why'

The Paramount TV series is based on the bestselling 2007 YA book of the same name by author Jay Asher. The first season of "13 Reasons Why" led to much controversy and criticism over its theme of bullying and suicide among teenagers. However in an interview with Deadline back in June this year, Katherine Langford, who plays Hannah Baker in the drama series, said it was the best thing she has ever done, although in a lot of ways, also the hardest.