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Fire at Brazil EACF Antarctica Base

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A fire broke out at Brazil’s Antarctic research station, Comandante Ferraz (EACF), on Saturday killing two people and forcing the evacuation of around forty more by helicopter. The two victims have been named as Carlos Alberto Vieira Figueiredo and First Sergeant Roberto Lopes dos Santos.

A third officer, First Sergeant Luciano Gomes Medeiros, was injured in the blaze but his condition is said to be stable. The exhausted survivors were returned to Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão Air Base in the early hours of Monday morning . . .

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