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UPDATE: Suck Creek Road trailer fire claims one life

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Flames rise from the trailer fire on Suck Creek Road Friday morning. WRCBtv.com photo Flames rise from the trailer fire on Suck Creek Road Friday morning. WRCBtv.com photo

UPDATE: An early morning trailer fire on Suck Creek Road Friday has claimed one life.

Investigators have not yet identified the human remains found inside the trailer.

"After they knocked the fire down and looked inside, they found what appeared to  be human remains," Hamilton County PIO Janice Atkinson said.

The road, closed down to allow fire and rescue trucks access to the fire, has been re-opened to traffic after being shut down for hours.

Multiple fire departments responded to a trailer fire in the 2300 block of Suck Creek Road. Chattanooga Fire Department, Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department, Red Bank Fire Department and Walden's Ridge Emergency Services are among the agencies that responded.

The massive mutual aid response was necessary because there are no fire hydrants in that section of Suck Creek Road.

"Fire departments understand there's no hydrants here and the reason there's no hydrants here is there's no city water here," said Hamilton Co. EMA Director Tony Reavley. "Everyone on this road is on well water. That doesn't supply a fire hydrant but we have a river next door."

"Sure, a fire hydrant would make it more convenient but if they don't have one, we just overcome."

The call came in just before 7 a.m. this morning.

The trailer is a total loss.

Authorities say propane and other chemicals were involved in the blaze.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office's detectives are investigating.

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