Deadly wildfires are sweeping through Mediterranean countries and regions including Turkey, Greece and the Italian island of Sicily.
Dramatic photos have emerged showing the extent of the damage as helicopter pilots and firefighters work to keep flames at bay.
The death toll from wildfires on Turkey's southern coast rose to eight on Sunday as firefighters battled for a fifth day to contain blazes raging in coastal resort towns.
Most of the fires in the country, totalling more than 100 in the last five days, have been contained, authorities said.
However, fires were still spreading in Manavgat, Marmaris and the inland town of Milas, forestry minister Bekir Pakdemirli said.
Since Wednesday thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes.
Locals as well as support teams from Russia, Ukraine, Iran and Azerbaijan were deployed to help firefighters.
The Turkish government pledged to rebuild damaged homes and compensate for losses in areas affected by the fires.
The EU said it had helped mobilise three fire-fighting planes to Turkey on Sunday, one from Croatia and two from Spain, after Turkey activated a disaster response scheme to request help from other European countries.
In neighbouring Greece, firefighters were trying to contain a wildfire burning in the west of the country that destroyed houses and left 15 citizens in hospital with breathing problems on Saturday, authorities said.
Temperatures have been high in much of the country in recent days and are expected to reach 44C on Monday and Tuesday.
On Sicily, firemen said on Saturday they were battling for a second straight day wildfires that reached the town of Catania, forcing people to leave their homes and the local airport to temporarily shut down.
Watch: Turkish wildfires ravage beach resorts as tourists flee