Firefighting teams have shifted their focus from the devastation of Texas to other parts of the U.S. in an effort to save lives in the face of devastating wildfires.
A Texas man has died from smoke inhalation after his family set fires in the northern part of the state.
The cause of the death is unknown.
“This is a tragic loss to the family and our community,” said Capt. Paul R. Condon, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety.
“The first priority of the firefighting team is to save the life of this man and his family.”
Firefighters were initially called to the fire near the town of West Valley City on Sunday night.
But they had to evacuate because of smoke.
On Monday, the department issued an emergency evacuation order for the town, a city of about 10,000 people.
On Tuesday, they ordered evacuations for the area near West Valley Village and nearby communities.
There were reports of more evacuations from the towns of Fannin, LaGrange, and Pflugerville.
The area was under mandatory evacuation orders until early Wednesday morning.
The evacuations are being done at the request of local authorities.
On Wednesday, the Texas Ranger District reported that the cause of death in the West Valley incident was still being investigated.
It was not immediately clear what caused the fire.
The Texas Department for Health Services said Wednesday it was also investigating the death of a man who died after inhaling smoke from a fire.