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Bees attack woman in Ahwatukee

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PHOENIX -

It seems like we've seen a lot of bee attacks this year. The latest victim was a woman in the southeast valley who was stung dozens of times as she tried to get away.

From SkyFox it almost looks like snow on the ground in this Ahwatukee neighborhood. But it's actually foam fire crews used to kill bees that attacked a woman and her dog Friday morning.

"She got bit all over the face and all over the shoulders," says Marcus Ramirez.

Marcus Ramirez' mom Sarah was walking home from the grocery store in Ahwatukee when she was attacked by the bees.

"Just walking right along here, and she got bit right there, all the bees just swarming. Just stung her everywhere."

His mom dialed 911 as she ran for help.

We asked: "These bees were chasing her even as she was running?"

"That's correct, they chased her for a good four blocks probably," says Phoenix Fire Capt. Justin Alexander.

The woman ran down the road with the bees attacking her, trying to flag down passing drivers. But when they saw all those bees swarming nobody would stop to help.

"At first she tried to get into a vehicle with someone and once the bees started attacking them, they took off in their car as well," says Alexander.

It took a lot of foam to kill the aggressive bees. But there were still hundreds of them in the hive. Ramirez says his mom seemed dazed after the attack.

"She's doing alright as of right now. We're just afraid of the shock that she's going through, because both her and her dog got bit."

The dog was treated.

Crews say the best thing to do in a situation like this one is to try to get to safety as soon as possible.

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