Fire Erupts Near Florida Airport, Destroying or Damaging Over 3,500 Rental Cars

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

The Forest Service returned to the scene the next morning to confirm that the fire did not pick back up again, Melinda Avni, Forest Service mitigation specialist, told USA Today.

In a Facebook post, the airport thanked the departments who responded to the blaze.

“Thank you to the regional mutual aid fire departments and Division of Forestry for their heroic efforts in aiding RSW in last night’s fire We appreciate their courage and willingness to help our Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting department. Together they were able to keep all our passengers and airport visitors safe,” the post read.

The airport remains fully functional and the inbound lanes of Terminal Access Road reopened at 11 p.m. local time Friday, airport officials said.

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