Crews work overnight to extinguish fire at RSW

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Crews from all Lee Count fire departments and crews from departments in Collier County and Charlotte County respond to a brush fire that also involved 100 cars at the rental overflow area at RSW airport Friday, April 3, 2020. Credit: WINK News.

All Lee County fire departments responded to the scene of a brush fire that covered 15 acres and originally involved at least 100 cars in the rental car overflow area at Southwest Florida International Airport Friday.

The Florida Forest Service confirmed 100% of the fire was contained Saturday. Firefighters remained on scene through Friday to complete containment and remain monitoring the area. The Lee County Port Authority then confirmed more than 3,500 cars were involved.

SEE UPDATE: Fire at RSW destroys over 3,500 rental cars, port authority says

Terminal Access Road is closed for people going to and from the airport. Officials asked people to park at the 7-Eleven and walk to long-term parking where a shuttle would take travelers to the terminal.

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