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2 brothers face charges for meatpacking fire

CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) -- Two brothers are expected to face charges stemming from a fire that caused $50 million in damages to a meatpacking plant in a Milwaukee suburb.

The men are due in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Thursday afternoon.

Prosecutors say the brothers fired a military flare the night of July 5. It landed on the roof of the Patrick Cudahy plant, sparking a fire that raged for more than two days.

The blaze forced a 12-hour evacuation of the neighborhood over concerns that ammonia tanks would explode or give off hazardous fumes. No one was hurt.

Julius Kim represents the older brother. He says his client feels horribly and never meant to cause any harm.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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