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1 Injured, 1 Trapped By Bee Swarm In Desert Hot Springs

DESERT HOT SPRINGS ( — One person was stung repeatedly and another became trapped after bees swarmed a triplex in Desert Hot Springs Thursday.

The bee sting victim was taken to a local hospital in serious condition after the attack on the building in the 14000 block of El Cajon Drive, Riverside County fire spokeswoman Jennifer Fuhrman said.

That person's family was rescued by firefighters, while another resident sheltered in place inside one of the units, fire officials said.

Firefighters responded at 9:11 a.m. to a report of a beehive actively swarming the triplex, according to Fuhrman.

A beekeeper was called to remove the swarm. Emergency workers were expected to remain on the scene until the beekeeper arrived.

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