The driver was not hurt in the crash that occurred about 1:50 p.m. in the 13000 block of Mango Drive near Portofino Drive, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescuer Department.
The woman’s vehicle caught fire after the crash, but fire crews could not start to extinguish the flames until San Diego Gas & Electric personnel could de-energize the electrical box about 1:50 p.m., a fire dispatcher said.
The car was a total loss, the dispatcher said.
A Hazmat crew was summoned to clean up foam used in the firefighting efforts, the dispatcher said.
The crash caused a power outage for SDG&E customers in the areas of Torrey Pines, North City West and the Fairbanks Country Club, according to SDG&E spokeswoman Amber Albrecht.
Crews expect to have power restored to the majority of those effected by about 3 p.m., and to have service fully restored and the repair work completed around 4 p.m., Albrecht said.