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Two counties called in for mutual aid to put out airport fire, 3,500 vehicles destroyed

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A massive brush fire that scorched 15 acres along the Fort Myers airport and burned for nearly 24 hours is finally under control in Florida.

According to WINK News, the Lee County Fire Department had to call for assistance from neighboring Collier and Charlotte county to get the fire under control.

The airport was shut down for hours as plumes of smoke could be seen 20 miles away.

The fire started on Friday and burned into Saturday before firefighters were able to get fully extinguish it.

Roughly 3,500 rental vehicles were destroyed by the flames.

Investigators aren’t sure what started the fire but said it was likely fueled by dry conditions and record heat.

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