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Iconic Antarctica Catches Fire

iconic-burnsFIRE! FIRE! Antarctica is on fire! A hut favoured by Kiwi explorer Sir Edmund Hillary is burning.

There’s been a fuel leak and when the heater is re-ignited – having been turned off to check to see if it was, er, safe – it caught fire.

The hut, known as the “iconic”, a timber and bitumen hut on the Ross Ice Shelf, is no more.

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Posted: 25th, May 2009 | In: Reviews | Comments (5)