Man, firefighter hospitalized after bee attack in Phoenix

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One bee victim was driven to the hospital. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) One bee victim was driven to the hospital. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Firefighters used handlines filled with water and foam to fend off the bees while the two men were being treated. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Firefighters used handlines filled with water and foam to fend off the bees while the two men were being treated. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
A firefighter was also taken to the hospital as a precaution. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A firefighter was also taken to the hospital as a precaution. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A man and a Phoenix firefighter were taken to the hospital after a swarm of bees went on the attack on Monday night.

It happened near 14th Street and McDowell Road.

According to fire crews, when they arrived, they saw two men fleeing from a swarm of bees.

Firefighters used handlines filled with water and foam to fend off the bees while the two men were being treated.

One man was taken to the hospital for evaluation. A firefighter was stung multiple times and taken to the hospital as well as a precaution.

The bees have since left the area. 

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