Milwaukee Man Gets 90 Days in Jail for $50 Million Meatpacking Plant Fire
MILWAUKEE – A Milwaukee man who launched a military flare that sparked a major fire has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.
Twenty-five-year-old Kurtis J. Popp was received the same sentence Monday that his 23-year-old brother, Joshua J. Popp, did. Kurtis Popp must spend 30 days in jail for the next three Julys, perform 500 hours of community service and spend three years on probation.
The flare the brothers launched in July landed on the roof of a meatpacking plant in a Milwaukee suburb, causing more than $50 million in damage.
Kurtis Popp apologized to his family and the community on Monday. He told the judge he was thankful no one was hurt, and he promised he'd never be in criminal court again.