The presenter was urged to “stay safe” both on the picture-sharing app and Twitter after uploading the shocking image.
The 56-year-old shared a snap of what appeared to be his view with a cloud of dark smoke above a heavily wooded area.
“Terrible Portuguese forest fires over the hills,” Phillip captioned it this afternoon.
The small screen favourite’s upload was also accompanied by a crying emoji, and a long list of comments in less than an hour.
“Terrible, stay safe all,” one user wrote, as other echoed their thoughts: “Hope you guys are OK and safe.”
A third simply wrote: “Stay safe!” as another went on: “So sad… #Portugal my favourite country having severe forest fires. It’s heartbreaking.”
“Sad to see #Portugal my favourite country on fire @schofe,” a fifth added.
Phillip has been keeping his Instagram profile up-to-date during his break from This Morning, as he enjoys time away with his family.
Just days earlier, the star had shared a much happier snapshot during a night out at Restaurant Casa Velha on the Algarve.
Four glasses of what appeared to be something fizzy could be seen as the group celebrated the birthday of his daughter Ruby’s boyfriend.
“Out for dins… happy birthday @willgeorge93,”(sic) Phillip wrote alongside the image, which has been liked nearly 20,000 times.
Ruby, 22 – the host’s youngest daughter with wife Stephanie Lowe – also posted about her beau.
She told her own 55,000 followers: “Happy Birthday to my favourite human. I’m so lucky to have met you and can’t imagine what life would be like without you dancin by my side.(sic)
“Thanks for being the best ever and for making me the happiest lil chicken around – love you.”
Her lovely words were accompanied by a photo of the couple walking hand-in-hand over a wooden bridge in matching white attire.
“I’m your favourite human, no?” her sister Molly, 25, quipped back.
It comes after Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were seen frolicking in a swimming pool as they holidayed together.
With her wet, blonde tresses slicked back off her face, the mother-of-three’s curves were impossible to miss in her bright swimsuit, while her companion opted for blue trunks.
The beauty captioned the upload with the Mars and Venus symbols as well as a cluster of stars.
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