Five French fire fighting experts have flown to New Caledonia to help with strategies to combat bush fires.
The five have been sent by the French interior ministry and the ministry of overseas territories.
This comes shortly after ten environmentalist organisations in New Caledonia denounced the indifference towards the massive destruction caused by the fires.
They have issued a statement, saying efforts to contain the fires have been laughable as 20-thousand of hectares have been destroyed in the past two months.
Christian Papineau, the Head of the Dry Forest Program in New Caledonia, says the problem is that the territory is ill-equipped to cope with such devastation...
"The firefighters are not enough, and they don't have enough materials in order to fight the bushfires in new Caledonia."
Christian Papineau, the Head of the Dry Forest Program in New Caledonia