Bushfires in New Caledonia keep burning across much of the country in what is feared to be the most devastating season since 2001.
Nineteen square kilometres of vegetation has been burning near Noumea since the weekend - reportedly after drunk people started a barbecue in defiance of a fire ban.
Dozens of fire fighters have been deployed as well as helicopters to contain the blaze as it threatens farms.
The affected area, near Mont-Dore, provides the sources of about a third of New Caledonia's drinking water.
Large fires are burning in several locations in the north of the main island while a fire on the Isle of Pines has been brought under control after days.
So far, about 300 square kilometres of vegetation has been burnt since the middle of September.