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Fire has extensively damaged a recently closed model train store in Culver City, authorities said Friday

The fire at the former Allied Model Trains store in the 4300 block of Sepulveda Boulevard was reported at 9:45 p.m. Thursday, Culver City Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Nagy told a news videographer at the scene. Flames were visible from the front of the store when firefighters arrived, Nagy said.

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

The company that owned the store declared insolvency and closed the premises on July 7 after 69 years in business, according to its website.

A witness who gave his name as Edward told the videographer he saw a model train set ablaze inside the store.

—Staff and wire reports

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