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3 dogs die after being attacked by swarm of bees on east side

Posted at 3:05 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 11:13:10-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — This story has been corrected to reflect Tucson Fire's latest information on the number of dogs that died in the attack.

Three dogs were attacked by bees on Tucson's east side Wednesday afternoon.

According to TFD, the incident happened at S Calle Polar, near Golf Links and Wilmot.

Initially, Tucson Fire reported one dog died as a result of the attack. Tucson Fire later revealed that three dogs had died.

"We never enjoy killing precious bees, but in these rare cases it is necessary. Continue to avoid the area."

In a tweet, TFD said, "please be mindful of your animals always, but particularly when there are bees on your property."