Bees attack woman and her dogs near 22nd & Pantano

CREATED Jul 25, 2011 - UPDATED: Jul 25, 2011

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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A woman is in the hospital after she was attacked by a swarm of bees on Tucson's east side.

Capt. Trish Tracy with Tucson Fire said the woman was walking her dogs in a wash near the 1100 block of South Pantano Overlook Drive when she encountered the swarm of bees. The woman and her dogs ran to a nearby home where the residents found her covered in bees.

Firefighters responded minutes later and found five people had been stung. Crews sprayed foam from firefighting nozzles to kill the bees while paramedics transported one woman to an area hospital.

The woman is expected to survive but was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Capt. Tracy credits the quick actions of the woman along with the family who let her in as saving her life.

Capt. Tracy adds that if you are attacked by a swarm of bees, to cover your mouth and nose and make every attempt to seek shelter inside a building or vehicle with the windows up.