It's so sad. On Saturday the great old Kiwi A-Frame out on the ice shelf burned to the ground. It's about a twenty-minute Hagglunds ride from Scott Base, out past "Snowmound City", where the field safety training folks conduct "happy camper school". I stayed out there with some friends a couple of times last year. It was a funky little hut-- cozy and old.
The Kiwis were trying to get a heater lit, when evidently some fuel sprayed out and caught the place on fire. Nobody was seriously hurt, but one guy did get his face singed a bit. Unfortunately the remote location and flammable materials meant there was going to be know way to stop it, once it lit.
Here's a link to my blog post last year: http://pen-gwin.blogspot.com/2008/07/frame.html
And the Kiwi news story: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10574378
(Picture from the NZ Herald website)