Fire ants attack, nearly kill North Carolina woman

Fire Ant Attack Nearly Kills North Carolina Woman

ARCHDALE, N.C. — Fire ants attacked a North Carolina woman this past weekend and nearly killed her.

Donna Kearns was landscaping her yard in Archdale when her string trimmer hit an ant pile.

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The pile exploded, and ants started crawling and biting Kearns all over her body, WSOC reported.

Moments later, she had a severe allergic reaction from the attack, started feeling sick and collapsed.

Kearns could have died from the reaction, but a stranger saw her and stopped to help, WSOC reported.

"She got my husband to the door and she said I think this is your wife laying out in the yard," said Kearns.

The stranger did not want to go on camera, but said she's glad she was in the right place at the right time.