Mount Pleasant Baptist church in St. Landry Parish was destroyed in an early morning fire Thursday.

The church is the third historically black Baptist church in the parish in 10 days to burn to the ground in an overnight blaze.

St. Landry Fire District 3 received the call about a fire at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m., Assistant Chief David Miller said. The church is located in the 3900 block of Highway 182 south of Opelousas.

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