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Large fire guts commercial building in San Pedro

Businesses were damaged in an overnight fire near a historic San Pedro theater.
Businesses were damaged in an overnight fire near a historic San Pedro theater.
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More than 140 Los Angeles firefighters have responded to a large fire that caused the roof to collapse at a commercial building in the San Pedro area.

City Fire spokesman Brian Humphrey says the blaze was reported around 4:15 a.m. Monday at the one-story structure.

Crews knocked down the flames in about two hours.

Humphrey says a fire captain was taken to a hospital for treatment of "exertion."

Surrounding streets have been shut down and at least two Metro bus lines are diverted.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. A damage estimate was not immediately available.