Fire Captain Hospitalized after San Pedro (CA) Fire

Multiple businesses were damaged and a fire captain was hospitalized for heat exhaustion after a fire broke out at a commercial building in San Pedro Monday morning, reports (

The fire erupted at a one-story structure in the 500 block of S. Pacific Avenue at about 4:15 a.m.

Between five and six businesses were damaged or destroyed by the flames and smoke, including Playground Fitness and CrossFit WorldPort.

A total of 143 firefighters were assigned to the blaze, which was knocked down in two hours and nine minutes.

Arson investigators are looking into the cause of the massive fire. A damage estimate was not yet available.

Streets near the fire scene were shut down during the firefighting effort.



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