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Investigators say Woodbine fire may have been intentionally set


The State Fire Marshal Division investigators say the fire that occurred on September 26 in Ellen's Flower Shop located at 413 Walker Street in Woodbine, Iowa may have been intentionally set.

They say the fire was reported at 3:29 p.m. and it completely destroyed the flower shop and caused damage to the adjoining building to the north and water and smoke damage to two or three other buildings located along Walker Street.

Investigators say the fire may have been intentionally set to the west wall of the flower shop adjacent to the alley.

They say a white man was seen in the alley approximately two minutes prior to the first smoke being observed.

Investigators are asking for the public's help with the investigation.

Anyone who was around the south end of the alley near the flower shop at approximately 3:25 p.m., who may have observed someone walking out of the valley, is asked to contact investigators. Witnesses may contact the Iowa State Fire Marshal Division at 712-308-3977, the Arson Hotline at 800-532-1459, or the Woodbine Police Department at 712-647-2345.

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