Smoke billowed from a trailer fire near a storage facility in Vernon off Highway 97 on March 31, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

WATCH: Vehicle fire doused near Vernon storage centre

The fire off Highway 97 was in close proximity to storage units, trailers and other vehicles

Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish a vehicle fire that sparked dangerously close to nearby structures Wednesday.

BX Swan Lake crews were called to the Highway 97 blaze at Sentinel Storage shortly after 12 p.m. Wednesday, March 31. Smoke could be seen from a distance billowing from the vehicle, which was parked 10 to 20 feet from a row of storage units and next to trailers and over vehicles.

Within minutes of crews’ arrival the thick black smoke dissipated. Firefighters fully extinguished the blaze soon after and cleared the scene shortly after 1 p.m.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Staff at Sentinel Storage said the incident is under investigation.

RCMP was also requested to attend the scene.

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