So far, efforts against fires in dry areas has had a price tag of $1.23 billion.
30,000 firefighters have participated in the fight against the flames, which has claimed the lives of seven firefighters.
Last week, more than 40 major fires still raged, most of them in the state of Washington, according to Jennifer Jones, spokeswoman for the US Forest Service.
Along with Alaska, it is Washington, located right up against the border with Canada, that is worst affected by the fires.
In drought-stricken California, usually September and October are the worst months of fires.
The authorities estimate that the total expenditure of firefighting is going to exceed the record year 2002, when the fires cost the US 1.65 billion dollars.
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