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Fort Myers Airport Fire – Fire burns in field near Southwest Florida International Airport

RSW Airport Fire

Fort Myers Airport Fire

Fire in Lee County was reported near the RSW Airport. It’s not clear what started the fire, but the blaze can be seen from miles away. Here’s what we know so far.

Fire Is at a Rental Overflow Parking Lot Near the Fort Myers Airport

The fire has destroyed some rental cars parked near the Southwest Florida International Airport, WINK News reported. The fire was at a rental car overflow parking lot. The cars were empty, officials said, and the cause of the fire isn’t currently known

Crews from multiple fire departments are on the scene of a fire at Southwest Florida International Airport in a grassy area east of Terminal Access Road.

The inbound lanes of Terminal Access Road are closed to traffic, according to Vicki Moreland, communications and marketing director for the airport.

Traffic is able to leave the airport at this time, but no one is allowed in, she said.

Flights are still operating and people are being staged at the employee lot to be bused into the airport.

Multiple cars have been burned but the exact amount is unknown at this time.

Forestry helicopters have just arrived to begin dumping water on the fire.

Port Authority said Terminal Access Road is completely shut down to allow first responders easier access to fight the fire. People may not drive into the airport, but they may leave.

To help people catch their flights, RSW is taking people by bus through the employee lot. ]

The fire is in an area where extra rental cars are parked and were not occupied. The witness saw and heard multiple small explosions.

Moreland said they do not know what caused the fire, but there is no danger to people.

There is a county-wide response to this fire which include: the Airport Fire Department, South Trail Fire Department, Lehigh Acres Fire Department, Estero Fire Department, San Carlos Fire Department, Bayshore Fire Department, City of Fort Myers Fire Department, Fort Myers Beach Fire Department, Bonita Springs Fire Department, Sanibel Fire Department, and Iona-McGregor Fire Department.

Lee County Sheriff’s Office is also on scene assisting with traffic.

They expect the Division of Forestry to be on the scene soon to drop water, Moreland said

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