Do not fear the smoke you see today, Blue Lake residents. In the press release below, Green Diamond Resource Company says it’s all under control: 

Please be advised that Green Diamond Resource Company will be conducting controlled burning activities that could be visible from populated areas on Monday, December 1, 2014. The controlled burning will occur on the north side of Highway 299, approximately 3 miles east of Blue Lake. Smoke will likely be visible from Highway 299. Controlled burns are conducted to reduce fire hazard and recycle nutrients.

And since we’re on the topic of non-emergencies, today, there’s also this.