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Survivor Describes Deadly Connecticut Christmas Fire

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(Courtesy CBS2 New York)

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ The woman whose three daughters and parents died in a Christmas Day fire says firefighters pulled her away as she tried to get back into the burning house to save her family.

Madonna Badger says in an interview taped for NBC’s “Today” show that she was yelling, “Where are my kids? Where are my babies?”

She said she was pulled away because of concerns over smoke inhalation. She said she knew it was bad when somebody yelled to turn off the radios.

The fire in Stamford killed 7-year-old twins Grace and Sarah Badger, 9-year-old Lily Badger, and their grandparents Lomer and Pauline Johnson. Badger and her friend Michael Borcina escaped the fire.

The interview is airing Thursday on the “Today” show. A segment was posted on the web Tuesday.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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