Fire breaks out in Brazilian Antarctic base

Associated Press
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)

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A fire at Brazil's research station in Antarctica on Saturday left two people missing and forced the evacuation by helicopter of 44 people at the base, the Brazilian navy said.

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