Surface fuels burn in the Moose Creek Fire last October near Sutton. (Photo by Sarah Saarloos/Alaska Division of Forestry)With temperatures rising and little rainfall across much of the state: fire season is here.Listen nowBut Alaska’s trees and grasses aren’t quite ready, according to Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service spokesperson Beth Ipsen.“Greening up is, is when leaves, when the trees start to leave, leaf up and we have green grass,” Ipsen said. “So right now the grass is dead, so it’s very susceptible to ignitions.”Ipsen said that the areas of greatest concern are not in the middle of nowhere, but rather the places where people live.“At this time of the year, we have more human starts, we don’t have lightning strikes, that happens later on in the summer,” Ipsen said.In particular, Ipsen said some fires start because Alaskans are getting their yards ready for the summer.“It’s springtime, people are cleaning up, doing a little spring cleaning, and they’re wanting to burn things, like debris piles, and while it’s okay to do that, you need a burn permit to do that,” Ipsen said. “What’s great about these burn permits is they are very descriptive of safety measures to take when you’re doing debris piles. It’s also burn barrels, it’s basically anything that’s larger than ten by ten.”There are a few specific precautions you can take to reduce the fire danger around your home and property when burning dead grass and debris.“Don’t burn during times that there’s high winds, and there, you can go online and check the forestry website, and it will have whether there is a burn suspension in your area,” Ipsen said. “The biggest thing is: don’t leave your fire burning, don’t leave it unattended, make sure it’s out before you leave the area.”For more information on fire safety and burn permits, you can visit the Alaska Division of Forestry website.
Vijay Sethupathi in Super Deluxe.PR HandoutThiagarajan Kumararaja could not have asked for more as his second directorial movie Super Deluxe has earned a lot of positive words even before its theatrical release. The first authentic review about the Tamil film, which has some of the leading names from South India, are out online.Bollywood’s noted author and film critic, Anupama Chopra is raving about Super Deluxe. On her Twitter account, she wrote, “The film to watch this weekend is #Superdeluxe – such a masterful blend of high & low, the sacred & the profane! Thiagarajan Kumararaja (@itisthatis) creates a narrative that encompasses marriage, relationships, religion, politics, porn & life itself! Don’t miss it. [sic]”Her short and crisp review is expected to have a great impact on the movie and lift the spirit of the film team.Writer and filmmaker Sudhish Kamath too has tweeted about Super Deluxe and posted, “My first reaction to #SuperDeluxe was exactly a year ago! The film was still being edited. After this, I have watched the film twice and still plan to catch it in the theatres this week because of how much cinema @itisthatis has packed in three hours. An unpredictable mad ride!: The picture that he shared can be seen below:Indeed, the good words said by the aforementioned people about the Tamil film come as a boost to the makers ahead of the Tamil film’s release on Friday, 29 March. Super Deluxe is a film that you binge watch. So loving shot and the BGM and sound design a glorious reminder of the 80s, Ilayaraja, SPB, Mithun and Bappi Lahiri! And of course love loss betrayal sexuality Universe atoms molecules God Human gender sex and black plastic bags. https://t.co/l2iHmzYoAq— Vasan ??L? (@Vasan_Bala) March 28, 2019Super Deluxe has Vijay Sethupathi, Malayalam actor Fahadh Faasil, Samantha, Ramya Krishnan and Mysskin in the key roles. The film has Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music, PS Vinod and Nirvah Shah’s cinematography and Sathyaraj Natarajan’s editing.The movie is about a couple of characters with different backgrounds, landing in unexpected situations on a fateful day. How their lives are connected will be narrated with lots of twists and turns.My first reaction to #SuperDeluxe was exactly a year ago! The film was still being edited. After this, I have watched the film twice and still plan to catch it in the theatres this week because of how much cinema @itisthatis has packed in three hours. An unpredictable mad ride! pic.twitter.com/iZecJ2Oqoa— Sudhish Kamath (@SudhishKamath) March 28, 2019The major attraction of the movie is Vijay Sethupathi plays the role of a transgender named Priya in Super Deluxe.