- Associated Press - Sunday, September 27, 2015

COOLIDGE, Ariz. (AP) - 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 (https://goo.gl/UiIayb) 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.


Information from: Casa Grande Dispatch.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide