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Fire at Brazil's Antarctic base kills 2, injures 1

February 26, 2012 • World News


In this photo released by Armada de Chile, fire and smoke rise from Brazil’s Comandante Ferraz station in Almirantazgo Bay, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica, Saturday Feb. 25, 2012. In an emailed statement, the Brazilian navy said the fire broke out Saturday morning in the machine room that houses the energy generators of the station where one man suffered non-life threatening injuries, and at least two people were reported missing. (AP Photo/Armada de Chile)

SAO PAULO (AP) — A fire at Brazil’s research station in Antarctica on Saturday killed two navy personnel and forced the evacuation by helicopter of 44 people, the Brazilian navy said.

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