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Conn. house fire kills children, parents of ad exec

3 years ago December 26, 2011 Dec 26, 2011 Monday, December 26 2011 Monday, December 26, 2011 3:00:53 AM CST in News
Source: Associated Press

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - Police say the parents and three children of a well-known advertising executive were killed in a fire that tore through the family's waterfront Connecticut home on Christmas morning.

Stamford Police say Madonna Badger and a male acquaintance managed to escape the blaze, but Badger's three daughters - a 10-year-old and 7-year-old twins - were killed.

Police say Badger's parents, who were visiting for the holiday, also died.

Police officers drove Badger's husband, Matthew Badger, from New York City to Stamford on Sunday morning.

Guzda says the male acquaintance was a contractor who was doing work on the home.

Badger, an ad executive in the fashion industry, is the founder of Badger & Winters Group.

A supervisor at Stamford Hospital says she was treated and discharged.

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