A fire in Hersey broke out early Friday morning at the home of James Wein on Big Stone Lake Road just outside of the village.

According to the homeowner, the fire began at approximately 9 a.m and apparently spread from a wood stove. Fire crews worked on containment late into the morning as the house fell to the flames. Crews from both the Hersey and Reed City fire departments joined together to battle the flames. The home is a total loss.