GOODYEAR, AZ - A massive bee attack held a Goodyear neighborhood hostage and forced people to stay in their homes Tuesday.
The swarm of bees stung firefighters, several neighbors, and a litter of puppies.
“It just hurt. It hurt because I felt they weren't going to make it especially the puppies,” said Evangelina Campos, the owner of the puppies.
The puppies and two other dogs had to be taken to the vet because of their injuries but are expected to be okay.
“I'd say each puppy probably had 60 stingers in him. We were helping the vets pull them out,” said Pete Ortiz, Campos’ son.
Campos herself got attacked when she tried to help her dogs. She said the bees even chased her into her home.
“They were in my hair, in my clothes, they were all over me. I ran to the bathroom just to get them off of me,” said Campos.
Campos said the bees stung her 16 times on her shoulder, head, back and arm.
At the moment I thought I was going to die. I thought I was going to die,” said Campos.
One veteran Goodyear fire captain told ABC15 the case was the most aggressive bee call he's been on in his 17-year career.
Eight firefighters ended up getting stung and police issued a reverse 911 call warning people to stay inside.
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