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Thousands of rental cars destroyed in fire at Florida airport

The fire spread across 15 acres of a rental car overflow lot near Southwest Florida International Airport.

FORT MYERS, Fla. — More than 3,500 rental cars are damaged or destroyed after a fire near a southwest Florida airport. 

The Fort Myers News-Press reports the fire burned at a rental car overflow area near Southwest Florida International Airport. Firefighters contained the fire late Friday night. 

Another 3,850 vehicles were undamaged. According to WINK, the fire spread across 15 acres.

Nobody was hurt, but witnesses told the newspaper they heard several explosions and flames jumping high in the air. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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