Thousands of bees escape tractor trailer in North Las Vegas

North Las Vegas firefighters and beekeepers spent Thursday afternoon mitigating escaped bees.

Firefighters responded to a neighborhood near Pecos Road and Carey Avenue after receiving multiple calls about bees.

They found thousands of bees that had escaped from a tractor trailer hauling a flatbed. It is unclear how the bees escaped.

Firefighters dressed in mesh equipment to keep from getting stung and used foam to try to control the bees. A beekeeper assisted.

Kenneth Road and Lillis Avenue, two cul-de-sacs off of Orr Avenue were closed.

The Clark County School District reported that Faye Herron and Jay Jeffers elementary schools, as well as Ed Von Tobel Middle School, had delays in releasing students after school. Some students were delayed from walking home, as it was inside the bee perimeter.

At 5 p.m., firefighters were continuing to mitigate the swarm.

Contact reporter Annalise Porter at aporter@reviewjournal.com.