Fire officials say it began as a grass fire and quickly spread to a house which is completely destroyed.
We don't know the identity of the person who died. One other person reportedly suffered burns.
Another brush fire is burning in Madera County west of Millerton Lake.
About 50 acres have burned in the area of Highway 41 and Road 208. There are no homes in danger right now.
The largest of the fires has forced evacuations near Avocado Lake in the Fresno County foothills.