SPOKANE, Wash. -

Avista crews have capped a gas leak caused by a garbage truck hitting a gas meter at a North Spokane home.

Firefighters said around 8:30 a.m. Friday, a garbage truck hit a gas meter, pulling the gas line off a house in the 2300 block of North Lincoln Street.

Spokane police evacuated several homes in the area.

Avista crews stopped the gas leak.