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Deadly Connecticut fire has ties to Kentucky

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - Police say the parents and three children of a well-known advertising executive, with ties to Kentucky, 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.

We have learned Badger's parents lived in Louisville. The New York Times reports, for decades, her father was Safety Director for Brown-Forman Corporation, the parent company of Jack Daniels. Her mother was a retired electrical contractor, who owned a heating and cooling company.

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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