Fire near Florida airport burns more than 3,500 rental cars

by Jordyn Pair · Apr 6th, 2020 2:05 pm

A fire near a Florida airport burned more than 3,500 rental cars before it was contained late Friday.

The fire spread through a grassy area near Southwest Florida International Airport used as an overflow area for car rental companies.

Witnesses said they heard several small explosions and saw flames leaping into the air. Roughly another 3,850 vehicles were left undamaged, according to an airport spokesperson.

It is still unclear what caused the fire.


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