(CNN)A fire that spread through a grassy area of Southwest Florida International Airport has destroyed thousands of rental cars, fire department officials said.
The blaze began Friday, spanned 15 acres and originally involved only 20 cars in the grassy rental car overflow area at the airport in Fort Myers, fire department officials said.
But by the time it was extinguished, the flames had destroyed more than 3,500 rental cars, a Lee County Port Authority spokesperson told CNN affiliate WINK. Melinda Avni, Mitigation Specialist for Florida Forestry Service of Caloosahatchee, said authorities were called to put out the fire around 5 p.m. Friday, when there were about 20 vehicles involved. "By the time we had units on the scene, we had 100 cars (on fire). We lost count after the hundreds," she said.
You see, it's all clear You were meant to be here From the beginning( Greg Lake)
GrumpyOM: Like you needed something to celebrate.
May 24, 2020 19:30:07 GMT -6
twister: Awesome news rusty
May 24, 2020 20:13:15 GMT -6
Belle: Rusty Celebrate!!
May 24, 2020 21:22:29 GMT -6
Rusty: 😁 I tested positive on May 11th. Negative on May 19th 👍
May 24, 2020 22:16:10 GMT -6
VisionAri: Was it the antibody test or the throat swab?
May 24, 2020 23:06:55 GMT -6
Belle: I think I may need to be tested. I have a horrible sore throat with splitting headache!
May 25, 2020 0:43:47 GMT -6
Skoal: Oh Belle I sure hope you don't have it.
May 25, 2020 7:05:49 GMT -6
heregoes: Take care Belle.
May 25, 2020 7:22:06 GMT -6
Rusty: @ VisionAri- Nasal swab both times. Not antibody test.
May 25, 2020 8:19:59 GMT -6
Skoal: Good news Rusty.
May 25, 2020 8:49:06 GMT -6
Sauerkraut: If you test + for COVID-19 before, and now test neg you likely have COVID-19 anti-bodies and are immune. I'd like to get an "anti-body" test. Many people get COVID-19 and show no symptoms and never get sick.
May 25, 2020 8:58:40 GMT -6
Sauerkraut: Joe Biden made another very serious gaff about black people. I guess he now promises to pick a black female for his V.P. regardless of qualifications except for skin color, and Biden promises to stay in his basement and keep mum.
May 25, 2020 9:01:03 GMT -6
Sauerkraut: Trumps a racist he banned people from Brazil from coming to the USA, Trump hates South America! In reality Trump is being proactive and keeping the American people safe from COVID-19. Brazil is a hot bed for the virus.
May 25, 2020 9:20:53 GMT -6
❤apple❤: A perfectionist walked into a bar...apparently, the bar wasn’t set high enough.
May 25, 2020 9:39:47 GMT -6
❤apple❤: The worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades.
May 25, 2020 9:41:04 GMT -6
❤apple❤: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
May 25, 2020 9:41:56 GMT -6
heregoes: Thanks apple.
May 25, 2020 10:05:40 GMT -6
Sprocket: One has to wonder: Is Trump upset he's criticized for golfing while the country tuned into a Golf match lead by a black man?
May 25, 2020 10:17:07 GMT -6
twister: Feel better sweet Belle
May 25, 2020 13:31:13 GMT -6
Belle: I feel better today..thanks! I think..HOPE..it was just allergies.
May 25, 2020 14:07:57 GMT -6