Garbage truck catches fire

A garbage hauler in the Town of Bethlehem caught fire on I-87 at around 4:43 a.m. this morning.

The truck was in the northbound lane near mile marker 136. The garbage hauler became fully engulfed in flames and the right lane of 1-87 was blocked causing a mile and a half backup .

Crews needed to unload and spread out the garbage and hose it down with water before it could be loaded into another truck.

There were no injuries.