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Plan to Evict Bees Sets Home on Fire

By Associated Press

September 10, 2004, 5:23 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa -- Firefighters had to be called after a plan to evict a swarm of bees went up in smoke. Residents used gasoline to start a fire in hopes of smoking out a hive of bees from under their home Thursday when the house caught on fire, Battalion Chief Virgil Powell said.

"It wasn't a very good plan," Powell said.

Only minor damage was reported and no one was injured.

Firefighters removed the hive by flushing it out with water, Powell said.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com

Copyright © 2004, The Associated Press

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