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Crews to investigate Muscatine house fire

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MUSCATINE (KWWL) -
Crews respond to a house fire at a home in Muscatine on Tuesday just after noon.
Firefighters say the home was smoking from the basement and the attic; they say they had a difficult time fighting the fire because of low visibility, building construction and high heat conditions.
It took crews a while to fight because of structural weakness. The house will likely be a complete loss and damage is estimated at $300,000.
A man was inside at the time of the fire, but made his way out; he had to be taken to the hospital for a medical condition that wasn't related to the fire. 
31 firefighters responded to the fire and some crews will remain on scene through the night to watch for hot spots. 
The investigation will begin in the morning, so no cause has been determined at this time. 
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