Fire-Damaged Mountain Home to Plant to Re-Open January 2

MOUNTAIN HOME, AR - Officials say a Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. plant in Mountain Home will reopen as planned after a holiday break January 2, despite a recent fire.

Plant Manager Barry Chase says the plant's 155 workers were home on a yearly shutdown when a fire struck the facility Sunday.  Chase says a work crew has begun to clean up the fire, smoke and water damage.

Mountain Home Fire Chief Ken Williams says the cause of the fire at the three-level metal building remains unknown.

The plant, known as Epoxyn Products, builds laboratory furniture for Thermo Fisher.  The company, headquartered in Waltham, Mass., makes scientific instruments.

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