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A small fire broke out during an effort to secure a mobile home during low flood levels late Tuesday afternoon, according to Missoula County.

The home on Schmidt Lane, already a total loss, was unoccupied and had been moved off of its foundation by earlier floodwaters, the county said in a news release.

Safety crews were cutting into the home in an attempt to secure a chain to the structure when the insulation ignited at 5:05 p.m. The fire was small and was contained quickly. Fire department services were dispatched to the scene only as a precautionary measure and were not needed.

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