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Fire damages local business in Newark

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NEWARK, AR (KAIT) – A large fire has damaged a business on 204 West 4th St. in Newark called Mechanical Construction Services, or MCS.

According to Equipment Manager Brad Cheatham, the fire was called in around 4:30 a.m. He also says the fire began in the back of the building in the break room and spread throughout the rest of the building; most items lost in the fire were tools and paperwork.

Approximately 30 firefighters reported to the scene from the following stations: Newark, Batesville, Thida, Sulphur Rock, Oil Trough, Cord, and Charlotte.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Business Owner Dick Gregg says the company, which he started in 1984, will be rebuilt.

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