Blue Ridge fire

Smoke from the Blue Ridge Fire as seen from the Aldrich Lookout on July 6.

Forest Service officials anticipate the Blue Ridge Fire will be fully contained Friday.

Crews and engines will continue mop up on the 667-acre lightning fire 4 miles northwest of Flagtail Lookout Thursday, according to a press release.

Staffing the fire are 125 people, including nine engines, four hand crews and one water tender.

Temporary road closures are in effect on forest roads 2400-054, 2180-173, 2180-257, 2400-275 and 2400-389.

The fire will produce smoke for several days as interior pockets of fuel are consumed.

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