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Contributed photo from Trion Fire Chief Justin Lowe / The Trion Fire Department is looking for any information about the owner of an SUV found engulfed in flames in Chattooga County, Georgia, on Tuesday morning.

An SUV was found set ablaze in Chattooga County during the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to Trion Fire Chief Justin Lowe.

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The SUV was found on Rosser Road, just off of Cooper Pit Road, in Trion, Georgia, after a neighborhood resident leaving to go to work called in to report a fire, authorities said.

The vehicle was located around 5 a.m. When firefighters arrived on the scene, the fire, heat and smoke inside of the vehicle were so widespread the fire had to be extinguished before firefighters or investigators could access the inside of it.

Lowe said there were no people inside the vehicle at the time of the fire and its owner has not yet been found. Firefighters and law enforcement are searching for any clues about who may have been driving.

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Asked what information officials are hoping community members can help them with, Lowe said he is most interested in finding either the "owner or driver" of the vehicle.

He could not provide information about the type of SUV, its color, make or model during a conversation with the Times Free Press on Tuesday. He is hopeful someone living in the area may know an individual or family that is missing an SUV.

"Anyone with any information can contact me at 706-591-9637," Lowe said.

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The burned vehicle will remain under investigation until its owner is located, officials said.

Contact Kelcey Caulder at 423-757-6327 or kcaulder@timesfreepress.com.

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