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250K bees in TX home for decades

250,000 bees were inside one Texas home for nearly 40 years. (Source: KPRC/CNN) 250,000 bees were inside one Texas home for nearly 40 years. (Source: KPRC/CNN)

HOUSTON (KPRC/CNN) – Four hundred pounds, seven hives and 250,000 bees were all inside one home in Houston, until this week.

The homeowner said the bees had been living at their address for almost four decades.

"Since 1976 and the bees kind of eased their way in until '79. After the fire in '96, they came back. I wanted to find someone who would not kill the bees, but re-home the bees," homeowner Anne Oaks said.

Pest control thinks the bees are to blame for the fire.

An expert said the bees probably ate insulation off copper wires, starting the fire.

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