STAMFORD, Conn. — Madonna Badger, the advertising executive who lost her three daughters and parents in a Christmas morning fire at her Shippan Avenue home, has been released from Stamford Hospital, the nursing supervisor said. Also, the remains of the house have been torn down.
The other survivor of the fire, Michael Borcina, has been admitted to the hospital and is in stable condition, the supervisor said. No further information could be given, the supervisor said.
The fire took the lives of Badger’s three daughters, Lilly, 10, and twins, Sarah and Grace, 7, and her parents Lomer and Pauline Johnson who live in Southbury. The names are as they appear in the Stamford Advocate.
Saks Fifth Avenue — where Lomer Johnson had been employed as the store’s Santa Claus, according to a New York Times article — did not immediately return a call for comment. According to CBS New York, Madonna Badger's husband, Matthew Badger, was driven to Stamford from New York City with a police escort early Sunday.
Madonna Badger bought the home at 2267 Shippan Ave. for $1.7 million on Dec. 7, 2010, Connecticut Block Shopper said. The house, located in an upscale, waterfront neighborhood, was built in the late 19th century. Badger is a founder of Badger and Winters Group, a cutting-edge advertising, designing and branding consulting firm in Manhattan.
Fire marshals were at the fire scene Monday morning. After conducting their investigation, they had the house demolished, police said. Police have blocked off the property, located near Long Island Sound. Officers are remaining on the scene to make sure no one goes on the site.
The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing. A news conference will be held Tuesday at 5 p.m., and fire marshals will share what they have found, Capt. Jason Rivera of Stamford Fire & Rescue said.
Calls to the fire marshals have not been returned.
Reporter Alissa Smith contributed to this story.
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