Large fire in combat zone in Donbas, Ukrainian military extinguish the flames

18:13, 1 July 2019

A large fire broke out in Donetsk region, not far from Shyrokyne and Berdyanske. The dry grass caught fire, moving on to the positions of Ukrainian troops in the area. Live artillery shells began to detonate, as the ammunition stocks previously owned by Russian militants remained there.

The enemy had used the shells to attack Ukrainian cities in the area and then dumped the ammunition during the retreat. The wind brought the flames to the Ukrainian positions, and the fighters joined efforts with the local residents. Eventually, the emergency service workers reached the site a bit later.