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Fire crews with the City Fire Department are assisting with a massive wildfire burning in County.  The fast-moving fire is approaching the outskirts of the Lake area, a popular vacation spot for many.

Fire officials posted a video to the department’s social media pages, showing hand crews working to put out the flames on the ground as a helicopter drops water.

Vineyards are among some of the places they are working to protect from the flames.

This dire has burned nearly 123,000 acres and more than 600 structures since it began 11 days ago. The fire is just 11% contained.  Nearly 18,000 properties are still in danger from the blaze.

The State Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said this wildfire is now the number one priority in the nation for firefighting resources due to its proximity to so many residents and properties.