32-year-old charged with attempted homicide, arson in early morning Madison apartment fire

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Blair, 32

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police say officers had to drag a man out of a burning apartment after he allegedly started the fire as part of a domestic dispute.

Police were called to 7004 Tree Lane just after 1 a.m. Monday, where officers found a woman and her child who had to evacuate in an attempt to get away from the man.

Police said 32-year-old Kentrell J. Blair remained inside the building when the fire department arrived.

Police eventually pulled Blair from the burning apartment and took him into custody.

On Monday, Blair was booked into the Dane County Jail on tentative charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide of a child, arson, disorderly conduct and bail jumping.

The Boys and Girls Club of Dane County has since created a GoFundMe page for the woman and child who were displaced as a result of the fire. To make a donation, click here.