Crews battled a garbage truck fire on Big Bend Road in Hillsborough County Wednesday afternoon.

The fire happened just east of I-75 at 1:30 p.m. When crews arrived, they found a commercial garbage truck on fire.

Crews had to use several different techniques to put out the fire inside the truck, which contained wood, insulation and other construction materials.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze after three hours.

The driver was able to get out of the truck safely.  No one else was injured.

Officials closed the eastbound lanes while they dealt with the fire.