We posted a photo of Rick Dyer's ride driving off somewhere but we never did figure out where he was going. We speculated that he was probably driving off to Canada to bag a Sasquatch, but it looks like he was going after a skunk ape instead.
On Thursday night, the RV belonging to Bigfoot Trackers caught on fire along Interstate 4 near Deltona, Florida. According to WESH News, the vehicle fire led to the closure of the highway for about an hour and traffic was backed up for about 10 miles.
The good news is that a dog, three adults, and two children all are safe.
DELTONA, Fla. -- A fire that engulfed a recreational vehicle along Interstate 4 Thursday evening led to the closure of the eastbound lanes of the highway.Video of Rick Dyer's ride:
Officials with the Florida Highway Patrol said the highway was closed at Mile Marker No. 108.
The RV was in the right lane and shoulder of the road. The highway was closed for about an hour, and traffic was backed up for about 10 miles.
Volusia County Fire Services Battalion Chief Chris Sievert said the occupants of the RV -- three adults, two children and a dog -- all escaped uninjured.
The driver of the RV told fire officials that thick smoke started coming from under the hood as they were driving, so they stopped and got out. The State Fire Marshal's Office was called because the driver couldn't identify any mechanical issues with the RV.
Sievert said the RV was trailed to a sport utility vehicle with the logo for the website BigfootTracker.com , which advertises appearances on Animal Planet, CNN and other networks.
The driver told the fire department that he and his family were on a 36-state tour looking for Bigfoot.
Fire officials said the RV was a total loss, but the SUV had only minor heat damage as it was separated immediately from the flaming vehicle.