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.

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State Police said the driver of the truck had minor injuries.

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Crews from the Medford, Stoneham, and Woburn Fire Departments responded, hosing down the piles of flaming garbage.

Fire crews put out the burning trash on the side of I-93. (Medford Firefighters Local 1032)

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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.