Fire destroys historic Carlyss home

CARLYSS, LA(KPLC) –Fire destroyed a home in Carlyss that dates back to the 19th century Friday night.

The blaze at the home on Jay Duhon Road broke out around 5:00pm, and it took firefighters from five departments to bring it under control. Firefighters say they wasn't a nearby fire hydrant so water had to be shuttled to the fire.

The home was unique.  We're told it was originally a one room school that dated back to the 1800's. More rooms were added when it was turned into a home.

Nobody was at home when the fire broke out, and there's no official word of a cause.

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