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3,500 cars went up in flames – Southwest Florida International Airport

Fire officials say a scrub fire near the Southwest Florida International Airport has damaged and destroyed up to 3,500 rental cars around 11pm Friday night.

The fire was in an area where extra rental cars are parked and were not occupied. Witnesses saw and heard multiple small explosions, flames jumping high in the air and showers of sparks. 

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the State Fire Marshal, she said.