During September 30 and October 1, 8 large-scale forest fires broke out along the demarcation line, of which 1 fire was recorded was between Baidivka and Polovynkine settlements in Starobilsky district at 12:30 pm. It was liquidated on October 1.
The most difficult situation developed along the demarcation line from Stanytsia-Luhanska to Severodonetsk, where forest fires became threatening for 32 settlements (Bolotynne, Stanytsia-Luhanska, Vilkhova, Malynove, Pishchane, Nyzhnoteple, Artema, Heyivka, Lobacheve, Triokhizbenka, Kryakivka, Kapitanove, Muratove, Oskolonivka, Bobrove, Borivske, Borovenky, Smolyaninove, Oleksandrivka, Purdovka, Havrylivka, Popasna, Katerynivka, Stariy Aidar, Voronove, Sirotyne, Metelkine, Severodonetsk, Baidivka, Polovynkine, Zaporizke, Chmyrivka).
As a result of the fires 9 people died and 17 persons were hospitalized. 150 people have been evacuated. According to preliminary estimates, the approximate area covered by the fire is about 13 thousand hectares.
A total of 2, 557 rescuers and 265 units of equipment were involved in the fire extinguishing activities, in particular: from the State Emergency Service (SES) - 687 rescuers, 158 units of equipment (Luhansk, Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia, Kirovohrad, Poltava and Kharkiv regions), including 23AN-32 P aircraft and 2 SES helicopters; from the Armed Forces - 148 military and 14 units of equipment; from the State Forest Agency - 60 personnel and 56 units of equipment; from the National Police - 500 people and 22 units of equipment; other authorities - 5 people, 5 units of equipment.
Psychologists from the regional department of the SES also work on site.
The works are carried out around the clock at all 7 main fire fronts.
Extinguishing fires is complicated by extremely difficult weather conditions (wind with hurricane gusts up to 20 m / s, long weather-dry period), as a result of which the fire quickly spreads to a significant area.
The emergency response headquarters carries out the coordination of the forces' actions on the ground.