Updated Fri. Sep. 4 2009 8:10 AM ET
The Canadian Press
VANCOUVER -- Summer may be coming to an end, but British Columbia's forests minister says the province isn't out of the woods just yet when it comes to raging wildfires.
B.C. has already seen more than 2,900 wildfires since April, about 1,000 more than average. Those fires have spanned 2,200 square kilometres and have forced the province to raise its forest firefighting budget from $62 million to $409 million.
Though temperatures have begun to dip as the days grow shorter, Pat Bell said his ministry is still recording significant wildfire activity.
CTV.ca | Temperatures falling, fires still burning in B.C.