LAS VEGAS (AP) – The Las Vegas Fire Department warns the public after a dog dies and several people were stung in a bee attack.
Firefighters say warmer weather in the Las Vegas metropolitan area also creates swarms of bees.
They were called on Saturday after a bee stung a dog several times in a neighborhood in the northwest. Several local residents also reported being stabbed.
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanski urged people to stay indoors if possible. He says that bees release a smell when they sting someone who pulls other bees out of the colony.
He says there have been three bee-related calls this month.
Meanwhile, homeowners in the area have called an exterminator in hopes of locating and removing the beehive.