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One dog killed, several others stung in San Tan Valley bee attack

Posted: 12:00 PM, Oct 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-03 15:01:59-04
Rural Metro Fire Department

SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ — One dog was killed, and another in critical condition after a bee attack in San Tan Valley.

The Rural Metro Fire Department says the incident happened Wednesday around 2:30 p.m. near Hunt Highway and Mountain Vista Boulevard.

Rural Metro says when they arrived on scene, four dogs were being attacked by a large swarm of bees from a nearby hive.

Firefighters and deputies from the Pinal County Sheriff's Office removed the dogs from the area.

Unfortunately, one dog did die from the stings. One other was in critical condition but is expected to recover. The other two dogs were injured but are expected to be OK.

No humans were injured. Residents were directed to call a beekeeper. It’s unclear if all of the bees have been removed.