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Fire at ad exec's US home kills her 3 kids, both parents on Christmas; she, friend rescued
STAMFORD, Connecticut (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 home on Christmas morning.
Police Sgt. Paul Guzda says Madonna Badger and a male acquaintance managed to escape the blaze. Guzda says Badger's three daughters ' a 10-year-old and 7-year-old twins ' were killed.
He says her 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.