A cat suffering from thermal burns after being caught in raging wildfires that engulfed Turkey's southern town of Manavgat has been rescued and treated by firefighters.

A firefighter was videoed applying an ointment on the feline to relieve its pain.

Three people have died in the forest fire in southern Turkey, with emergency services battling multiple blazes, amid suspicions of arson.

Officials have said that more than 60 wildfires have erupted across 17 provinces on Turkey's Aegean and Mediterranean coasts this week, with the presidency vowing to hold to account those responsible for the "attacks".

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