Cars catch fire at Fort Myers recycling facility
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fire officials in Fort Myers are trying to figure out what caused more than a dozen cars to catch fire at a recycling plant.
At least 20 cars caught fire just before 6 Sunday night at the Allied Recycling Center on Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard.
A crane had to separate the cars while they were still on fire so fire crews could get a better handle on the flames.
"The smoke was very tall, very dark clouds," said Battalion Chief David Tilton with the Fort Myers Fire Department. "Initially upon arrival I checked the area, the pile was isolated from any flammable liquids, any propane tanks they were working with, so it was okay. It's just something we need to deal with, it'll take a little while."
Investigators are still working to determine what caused the fires.