HAZMAT Responds After Car Catches Fire

The driver struck an electrical box, prompting a power outage in Torrey Pines

A car caught fire after the driver hit an electrical box in Torrey Pines on Thursday afternoon, according to fire officials.

The incident happened around 1:15 p.m. on Mango Drive and Del Mar Heights Road near the Village Shopping Center.

The car hit an electrical box, and then burst into flames. Fuel leaked from the vehicle, so HAZMAT responded to the area.

No injuries were reported.

Power is out for more than 750 customers in Torrey Pines and restoration is expected before 4 p.m.

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