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East Texas firefighters wrangled into battling bees

MT. PLEASANT, Texas (KETK) - You better BEE-lieve Mt. Pleasant firefighters were extra careful on one of their recent assignments.

Normally, the department battles blazes, but Thursday morning, they were battling bees. 

When MPFD was dispatched to a report of a minor crash, firefighters were in for a surprise when the driver of a semi asked them to "cool the bees." The driver told officials as temperatures rise, honey bees get more agitated.

MPFD says obliged to keep the stinging insects as happy as possible.

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