MPD searching for answers after forced entry, apartment fire

MADISON (WKOW) — Authorities are investigating a fire that happened at an apartment on Madison’s north side.

Police said at about 9:40 p.m. two men forced their way into an apartment in the 1300 block of Ruskin Street. The victim inside the apartment locked themselves in a bathroom. A short time later the victim smelled smoke and climbed through a bathroom window to escape.

The apartment was damaged by fire and smoke. The Red Cross is helping the displaced residents.

No one was hurt.

If you know anything about what happened during this incident contact the Madison Police Department.

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