A house fire in McLeod County Wednesday afternoon kept multiple area fire departments busy for several hours. The fire on Babcock Avenue south of Lester Prairie was reported at just after 3:30pm Wednesday. Fire departments from Lester Prairie, Hutchinson, Glencoe, and Plato were called to the scene. No injuries have been reported. A wood-burning stove was apparently the cause of the fire. The house is a total loss.