A Stewardson home was destroyed by fire yesterday. Officials say Cody Friese, who was the renter, reported smelling smoke. The fire apparently began in the rear attic of the home, which is owned by David Baumgarten. Fire departments from Shelbyville, Shumway, Strasburg, Sigel, Windsor and Tri-County assisted. The home has been declared a total loss. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.