"The fire is burning in dense chaparral and is being pushed by strong winds and growing at a rapid rate of speed."
"We are learning from this experience, we're getting better."
The other shooting victims suffered various injuries, including gunshot wounds to the legs, arms, ankles or abdomen.
The fire was driven through dense chaparral by winds gusting to 70 mph.
United Parcel Service of America Inc. confirmed one of its workers died.
Shanxi, normally a dry region, has also shuttered 166 tourist sites.
It's not unusual to see migrants in that region near the border.
Firefighters have taken extraordinary measures to protect the sequoias by wrapping fire-resistant material around the bases of some giants.
Authorities are still investigating what led to the shootout.
It was not immediately clear what caused the fire.