Michael Borcina

Lilian, Grace and Sarah Badger (From memorial program/John Moore/Getty Images)

$5M Settlement Reached In Stamford Fire That Killed 3 Girls, Grandparents

A contractor who accidentally caused a fire at a Connecticut home that killed three girls and two of their grandparents on Christmas morning in 2011 has agreed to settle part of a wrongful death lawsuit by paying the children’s father $5 million.


NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 05: Matthew and Madonna Badger watch as the caskets carrying the bodies of their three daughters arrive for funeral services on January 5, 2012 in New York City. Hundreds of people attended the service at St. Thomas Episcopal Church to remember Lilian Badger, 9, and her twin sisters Sarah and Grace, 7, who died in a fire in Stamford, CT along with their grandparents on Christmas morning. The girls' mother, Madonna Badger, and her friend Michael Borcina were the only survivors of the fire, attributed to a bag of smoldering ash and embers left in a first-floor mudroom. Officials reported the girls had wanted the ash out of the fireplace so that Santa Claus could come through the chimney.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Madonna Badger Discusses Life After Tragedy

In an essay published in the most recent issue of Vogue magazine, a woman who lost her three young daughters and parents in a Christmas Day house fire in Stamford two years ago opens up […]


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Insurance Company Balks At Claims In Christmas Morning Fire

An insurance company says it should not have to pay claims stemming from a Christmas morning fire in Stamford that killed five people because a contractor renovating the house misrepresented the type and scope of work he did.