During the day from August 18 to 19, the rescuers of the Kharkiv garrison of the State Emergency Service continued to perform their duties in wartime conditions. In total, during the day, the rescuers made 24 operational trips, of which: 12 were for the elimination of fires, incl. fires caused by military actions – 6.3 – for emergency and rescue operations, 2 – for providing assistance to the population, utility workers and the police, 7 – other trips.
Fires caused by enemy shelling occurred in Chuguyiv (2) and Kharkiv (1) districts of the region, as well as Kholodnohirsky (1), Osnovyansky (1), and Saltivskyi (1) districts of Kharkiv. At night, the enemy launched a rocket attack on the Osnovyansky, Kyiv and Nemyshlyansky districts of the city of Kharkiv.
As a result of shelling, the three-story building of one of the higher education institutions, a hangar building and private residential buildings were destroyed and damaged. According to preliminary data, one person died (Kyiv district). The units of the State Emergency Service were involved in extinguishing the fire in the hangar building of a private enterprise on an area of about 500 square meters in the Osnovyansk district of Kharkiv. During the day, pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service eliminated 13 unexploded enemy munitions.