Bee invasion closes part of small Arizona city

Posted at 11:45 AM, Sep 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-27 14:45:46-04

Part of a small southern Arizona city was forced to shut down after authorities say a swarm of bees invaded a neighborhood.

The Casa Grande Dispatch reports that police and fire officials ordered residents on Friday in parts of Coolidge to secure homes and not go outside after the bizarre invasion.

Nearby businesses such as Tag's Cafe also were told to keep customers inside. The orders were lifted later Friday morning.

Police say several people were stung and a dog later died from multiple stings.

On Tuesday, thousands of bees swarmed through a Gilbert neighborhood, stinging six people, including four who had to be hospitalized.  Firefighters later drove them off with foam and fire hoses.