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article imageFire at Brazil's Antarctic research station leaves 2 dead

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By Tucker Cummings     Feb 25, 2012 in World
Two men are dead and a third man is injured after a fire broke out at Comandante Ferraz, Brazil's research station in Antarctica.
According to MSNBC, the fire broke out in the building that housed the base's power generators. 44 people were present at the station when the incident occurred, and the survivors were transported by helicopter to Chile's Eduardo Frei station.
ABC News reports that President Dilma Rousseff intends to rebuild the station. Chile's Defense Minister Andres Allamand separately informed the press that the incident had "completely destroyed" the Brazilian base.
Efforts to extinguish the fire were compromised due to the harsh weather conditions, and firefighters had to be evacuated from the site before completely stamping out the blaze. When the weather improves, a team will be dispatched to evaluate the damage.
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