|Possibly Rick Dyer's (2008 Georgia Bigfoot Hoaxer)|
"The driver told the fire department that he and his family were on a 36-state tour looking for Bigfoot." --WESH News
Bigfoot Trackers Involved In I-4 RV Fire
CLICKORLANDO.COMDELTONA, Fla. -- A fire that engulfed a recreational vehicle along Interstate 4 Thursday evening led to the closure of the eastbound lanes of the highway.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.
RV fire backs up I-4 in Volusia County
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. -The state fire marshal is investigating what caused a recreational vehicle to catch fire, after an enferno that back up rushhour traffic on Interstate 4 for miles.Florida Department of Transportation cameras caught the massive fireball the engulfed the RV on I-4 at the St. Johns River Causeway in Volusia County Thursday evening.Vehicles were backed up for miles and many drove right past the flames. Many drivers were stuck on the causeway, but others were able to find detours.Tom Snyder got off before the bottleneck and said, "It's dead stop. We're going to Daytona and because it's on the bridge, you had to get on U.S. 17-92 to go around."A family with children were inside the RV when it started to smoke. The driver said they pulled over and got out just seconds before it burst into flames.The RV was hauling an SUV labeled "BigfootTracker" and Local 6 learned it's part of a team of people on a cross-country tour searching for Bigfoot.The people in the RV escaped without a scratch, and they were lucky to escape in time, because there were propane tanks in the vehicle that never exploded.