RANCHO SAN DIEGO -- Police cordoned off an area of Rancho San Diego just off Fury Lane late today after a car explosion seriously injured a woman and threw her car more than 40 feet.
San Diego Sheriff's Department Public Information Officer Jan Caldwell (pictured right) said a woman leaving her job at a day care center in a residential area turned the ignition key and the car exploded.
The woman, whose identity was not made immediately public, was flown to the burn unit at UCSD and was undergoing surgery.
The Sheriff's Department immediately drew on the expertise of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force, but Caldwell said there was no immediate reason to suspect this incident was connected to terrorism.
"This is a routine reaction in an incident like this,'' she said. She said the FBI has investigative units that reach into Mexico and local law enforcement train for joint reaction in incidents like this.
Evening soccer games at a school field along Fury and Brabham Street were cancelled and local residents were ordered to stay in their homes while authorities secured the area.