The sign board between the Okanagan Royal Park Inn and Sterling Centre on 25th Avenue in Vernon was lost to a fiire Sunday, Sept.25. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Vernon advertising sign goes up in smoke

Video shot at 5:30 a.m. shows sign board on 25th Avenue fully engulfed in flames

Vernon Fire Rescue Service crews were quick to extinguish a fire near Polson Park in Vernon Sunday, Sept. 25.

Crews were called to the 3200 block of 25th Avenue at about 5:30 a.m. An early investigation showed the fire started in a commercial-sized garbage bing that was located inside a storage shelter. The fire then extended to a tall commercial sign which was completely destroyed.

No other structures were damaged but one nearby vehicle did experience some damage from radiant heat.

Cause of the fire is unknown.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP also attended. The scene was cleared by 6:30 a.m.

This story has been updated with further details at 10:18 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26

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