WOODBINE, IA (AP) -

Firefighters from several nearby towns have helped put out a flower shop fire in the western Iowa city of Woodbine.

The Council Bluffs Nonpareil says the blaze began around 3 p.m. Thursday in the alley behind the Everything Ellen Flower Shoppe in downtown Woodbine. As the flames spread into the shop, a call soon went out for aid from other Harrison County fire departments.

When the fire threatened to spread to nearby businesses, residents lined up to grab merchandise and pass it out of the stores. The fire appeared to be confined to the flower shop and the roof of a nearby building.

A person who fell on a street was the only reported injury.

The fire cause is being investigated.