More than 3,500 rental cars were damaged or destroyed in a huge fire that burned near a Florida airport. The cars were in a grassy area used as an overflow lot by car rental companies at Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers when thousands of vehicles caught fire. Firefighters managed to contain the blaze using helicopters to dump water on the flames that stretched across the lot late on Friday night. Witnesses said they heard multiple small explosions and flames leaping high into the air as the flames spread across the area.
By around 8pm, the fire appeared to be spreading with the flames getting higher even as two helicopters continued to drop water and firetrucks emptied their tanks in a bid to halt the spread of the blaze.
Aftermath: People gather around burned vehicles on Saturday April, 4, 2020 just south of Southwest Florida International Airport. More than 3000 cars were destroyed or damaged in the blaze.