Sardine Peak , California
The first major forest fire of the season was reported near the Trosi ranch on the slopes of Chilcoot valley, valley, southeast of Sierra valley, last night. The force under the supeVvision of forest rangers from the Kierravilie district was increased to 100 yesterday afternoon when a high wind swept flames across the control lines which had been established. The blaze is said to have been started by lightning last Thursday and small force of men sent to the scene kept it under control until the high wind arose yesterday. Reports to the Truckee ranger station station lato yesterday was t h a t iÂ£ b u r n i n g In about 20 acres of ber. The Sardine Lookout station near Sierravllle reported la.st n i g h t from mathematical observations of smoke travel, the fire had jumped distance of half a mile in a few .District Supervisor Snyder of Placerville Placerville reinforced his crrw with 15 men Friday night and yesterday afternoon afternoon J. L. Magnonigal of Wc-stwood recruited an addition.il S3 men in It is believed by Truckre forest officials officials t h a t nono of the few rajiches in the v i c i n i t y are .-it present, as the blaze is confined a comparatively inaccessible country. Pack trains were ured to get supplies to the fire f i g h t e r s yesterday.