ARLETA ( — A gas line damaged by a vehicle prompted the evacuation of several homes and businesses in Arleta Sunday.

Firefighters responded to the 8900 block of Woodman Avenue, between Parthenia and Osborne, shortly after 11 a.m.

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A LAFD spokesperson said approximately 20 people were evacuated after a one-inch gas line was damaged.

Los Angeles police and crews from the Department of Transportation assisted in the evacuations.

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Traffic was diverted in the area while crews worked on repairs.

South California Gas Company crews were able to shut off the gas around 1:30 p.m., allowing evacuees to return.

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