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Man sentenced in Cudahy plant fire


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- One of the Milwaukee men responsible for the meat packing plant fire this summer has been sentenced to jail.

Joshua J. Popp was sentenced to 90 days in jail, three years probation and 500 hours of community service.

Popp apologized for the flare that caused $50 million in damages.

Popp handed the flare to his brother Kurtis. Prosecutors say his brother fired the flare and it landed on the Patrick Cudahy plant.

Joshua Popp's jail time will be for the next three years for the month of July.

He is also ordered to never set off fireworks.

Kurtis Popp will be sentenced Oct. 26.

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