Fire At Ad Exec's Conn. Home Kills 5 On Christmas

A fire has torn through the home of an advertising executive in a tony neighborhood along the Connecticut shoreline, killing five people, including three children on Christmas morning.

Madonna Badger, who property records show bought the large Victorian home last year, was able to get out of the house, along with one other adult. The two were taken to a hospital, where a hospital supervisor says Badger was later discharged.

Officials are not releasing the names or ages of the victims, or describing their relationship to each other. Badger, an ad executive in the fashion industry, is the founder of Badger & Winters Group. The company website says she is married with three children.

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  • by ms.d Location: ahoskie,nc on Dec 26, 2011 at 02:26 AM
    I read on another site that her parents and three daughters died. Her husband was in New York at the time, so I wonder why the "male acquaintance" was seen barefoot in his boxers at 5 am. If they were getting dreamy and caused that house fire, I don't know how her husband could ever forgive her. My thoughts go out to the husband at this time as he grieves the loss of his children and possibly the end of his marriage.
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      by kristin on Dec 26, 2011 at 06:57 AM in reply to ms.d
      hmmmm, such a horrible loss, but I was kinda wondering about the acquaintance myself. Makes you so thankful for what you have......
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        by Ron on Dec 26, 2011 at 03:34 PM in reply to kristin
        Not that it is anyone's business, but the New York Times says the couple was in the middle of a divorce. A very tragic story.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 25, 2011 at 07:59 PM
    So unbelievably sad. My heart is so heavy reading this. I can not imagine what this family is going through.

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