Four people were reported dead on Thursday and more than 180 injured as thousands of firefighters battled huge blazes spreading across the Mediterranean resort regions of Turkey's southern coast, Dawn reports.
Officials also launched an investigation into suspicions that the fires that broke out on Wednesday in four locations to the east of the tourist hotspot Antalya were the result of arson.
The fires first emerged across a sparsely populated region about 75 kilometers east of Antalya - a resort especially popular with Russian and other eastern European tourists.
But they were creeping closer on Thursday to sandy beaches dotted with hotels and resorts.
Images on social media and Turkish TV showed residents jumping out of their cars and running for their lives through smoke-filled streets lit up by orange flames.
The heavy clouds of smoke turned the sky dark orange over a beachfront hotel complex in the town of Manavgat.
At least 183 people were hospitalized.
The country's AFAD disaster agency said that 36 wildfires had been contained, but firefighting efforts for the remaining 17 continued, with more than 140 people requiring treatment or suffering property damage.
Buildings including a hotel in the Aegean resort of Marmaris were evacuated due to the blaze, state broadcaster TRT Haber said. Footage showed two separate fires near residential areas in the Aegean summer hotspots of Bodrum, where another hotel was evacuated, and Didim.