Officials say a five-year-old girl died in a car crash on a smoke-covered highway near Midland, TX Sunday as wildfires raged out of control.
A volunteer firefighter was also injured near Colorado City.
Low humidity and strong winds fanned the fires, which burned about 121,000 acres in Texas.
Dozens of homes near Amarillo were destroyed in one fire. Another fire forced people to evacuate from the town of Matador.
Officials say downed power lines may have started some of the fires; another was started by a spark from welding equipment.
Winds were calmer on Monday, which allowed firefighters to bring the fires under control. However, the fire danger remains high, especially in the south of Texas.
The danger zone stretches from Austin to San Antonio as dry weather continues.
With files from the Canadian Press