MODESTO — When a small house in the back of a property in the 1700 block of Denver Street in Modesto caught fire Sunday morning, a swarm of bees got angry.
A few live electrical wires were knocked down, and a Modesto fire engineer suffered a bee sting, according to incident commander Brian Degiere.
The flames were extinguished quickly, and the homes residents were not hurt. The bees had been in a box on the property. The fire started in a lean-to addition to the home.