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UPDATED: Swarm of Bees Causes Evacuation off Windthorst Road
A huge swarm of bees off Windthorst Road has caused partial evacuation of a neighborhood. Several injuries are reported and at least one person is believed to have been taken to the hospital.
The bee swarm originated from a hive inside a house on Ireland Road in Wichita Falls. According to a neighbor, a woman had moved in to the house two weeks ago. Prior to that, the house had been empty for five years.
There were three people inside house. The woman was stung and taken to the hospital.
A police officer was stung three times, but did not need to be taken to the hospital. An animal control officer was stung as well. A beekeeper has arrived at the scene and is taking care of the situation. Many of the bees are gone, but some still remain.
The Red Cross has been called to assist. We will have updates as soon as we get them.