A Friday night fire destroyed a home on U.S. 79 North, the Carthage Fire Department said.

Firefighters responded to a house fire around midnight Friday night in the 1300 block of U.S. 79 North in Carthage.

“When we arrived there it was already fully involved, so it was just pretty much a defensive, just kind of save what you can attack,” Driver Tim Snow said. “A total loss basically. No one got hurt. It was too far gone when we got there, so there wasn’t anything really to save.”

The fire department was on the scene for about two hours, Snow said, and were assisted by Inter-Community Fire Department and the Elysian Fields Fire Department.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined..