CULVER CITY (CBSLA.com) — A recently closed model train store in Culver City was gutted by a fire, authorities said Friday.

The fire at the former Allied Model Trains store, at 4371 Sepulveda Blvd., was reported at 9:45 p.m. Thursday, Culver City Fire Department Batallion Chief Mike Nagy said. Flames were visible from the front of the store when firefighters arrived.

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The fire was knocked down in five minutes, but the store was severely damaged, Nagy said.

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The company that owned the store declared insolvency and closed it down on July 7 after 69 years in business.

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