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San Pedro Elks Lodge destroyed by fire

The Elks Lodge in San Pedro nearly burned to the ground early Tuesday morning after a fire started sometime in the middle of the night -- the second blaze on the property this week.  (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles City firefighter Jim Tsarofski shoots water over smoldering structure early Tuesday morning. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Tony Sardisco, an Elks Lodge member, and his wife, Ruta, are distraught over the destruction of the San Pedro Elks Lodge. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Investigators were trying to determine the cause of the blaze, which Los Angeles Fire Department officials said started sometime before 3 a.m. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles City firefighters look for hot spots after the Elks Lodge in San Pedro nearly burned to the ground early Tuesday morning. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
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