Six people sent to hospital in Maricopa bee attack

MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) -- The Maricopa, Arizona, fire department says that six people were sent to the hospital Saturday afternoon after a swarm of bees attacked residents in a subdivision.
 
The department says in a news release that the bees hit the Rancho El Dorado subdivision about 5 p.m. and attacked people in a two-block-long area. People ran and screamed for help.
 
The department says a total of three adults and three children were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of the stings. One of the adults had nearly 300 bee stings counted at the hospital. The department says the two firefighters who were also stung during the rescue did not need treatment at the hospital.
 
It took fire crews about two hours to find the hive in an opened water valve box at one of the homes. The bees were sprayed with foam, and the hive was contained and killed.
 

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