STONEHAM (CBS) — A trash truck driver was hurt Monday morning when the garbage he was hauling on I-93 caught fire.
Medford Firefighters Local 1032 said it appeared the driver dumped the garbage in the breakdown lane on the side of I-93 South near Exit 35 when he noticed it was burning.READ MORE: Ames Nowell State Park In Abington Closes As Search For Missing Elijah Lewis Continues
State Police said the driver of the truck had minor injuries.READ MORE: Early Voting Begins In Boston For Mayoral Election
Crews from the Medford, Stoneham, and Woburn Fire Departments responded, hosing down the piles of flaming garbage.
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That stretch of I-93 was shut down for hours while the flaming trash was cleared. All lanes were reopened shortly after 10 a.m.