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Angry bees swarm crowds at California fair

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Bees swarm crowd at Alameda County Fair
  • Fireworks disturbed hive
  • No one rushed to hospital

(CNN) -- The holiday weekend buzz at a California fair was stinging.

A July Fourth fireworks show disturbed a hive and angry bees swarmed a crowd of spectators at the Alameda County Fair on Friday night. About 100 people were stung, some multiple times, said Alameda County spokeswoman Aisha Knowles.

The bees were not discriminating -- in waves of attacks, they stung young and old alike. The victims ranged from 6 months to 60 years and were treated by firefighters on the scene. None of the injuries were serious, she said.

A normal reaction to a bee strong results in pain, swelling and redness. But some people are susceptible to a severe allergic reaction. Knowles said no one at the county fair had to be rushed to a hospital.

CNN's Rick Martin contributed to this report.