3 Kids Among 5 Dead in Conn. House Fire
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The mayor of Stamford, Conn., says the city has probably never seen a worse Christmas Day. Five people died in an early morning house fire. (Dec. 26)

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HEADLINE: 3 kids among 5 dead in Conn. house fire---------------------------------------CAPTION: The mayor of Stamford, Conn., says the city has probably never seen a worse Christmas Day. Five people died in an early morning house fire. (Dec. 26)----------------------------------------[Notes:VO: FIRE FIGHTERS MOPPING UP SCENE. SOURCE: WABC. STAMFORD, CONN. 12/25/11]A CHRISTMAS TRAGEDY IN CONNECTICUT. OFFICIALS SAY FIVE PEOPLE--INCLUDING THREE CHILDREN--DIED EARLY SUNDAY MORNING WHEN FIRE TORE THROUGH THE HOME OF AN ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE.[Notes:Source: The Stamford Advocate](sot: Mayor Michael Pavia/Stamford, Conn) 1;51 a horrible tragedy. It's christmas day. There probably has not been a worse christmas day in the city of stamford.[Notes:VO: FIREFIGHTERS. SOURCE: WABC]THE CALL CAME IN JUST BEFORE FIVE AM. THE FIRST FIREFIGHTERS ON THE SCENE TRIED TO ENTER THE HOME OF MADONNA BADGER. THEY WERE PUSHED BACK BY INTENSE FLAMES. ONE NEIGHBOR HEADED OUTSIDE WHEN HE HEARD COMMOTION.[Notes:Source: The Stamford Advocate](sot: Charles mangano/Witness) :15 I heard somebody yelling help, help, help me and started sprinting up my driveway and mate the turn onto street and I saw there was tons and tons of fire apparatus here and so I came to see if there was anything I could do. There was nothing I could do.[Notes:VO: FIREFIGHTERS. SOURCE: WABC]BADGER AND A MALE ACQUAINTANCE MADE IT OUT ALIVE.HER THREE DAUGHTERS, A TEN YEAR OLD AND TWIN SEVEN YEAR OLDS, ALL PERISHED.SO DID HER PARENTS, WHO WERE VISITING FOR THE HOLIDAYS.[Notes:Source: The Stamford Advocate](sot: Charles mangano/Witness) :55 The woman said, just mumbling, my whole life is in there.[Notes:VO: FIREFIGHTERS. SOURCE: WABC]THE TOLL OF THE FIRE WAS ENOUGH TO BRING THE VETERAN FIRE CHIEF TO TEARS.[Notes:Source: The Stamford Advocate](sot: Acting Fire Chief Antonio Conte)3:59 it's never easy. I've been on this job 38 years. It's not easy. [Notes:VO: FIREFIGHTERS. SOURCE: WABC]BADGER BOUGHT THE WATERFRONT HOME JUST LAST YEAR, FOR CLOSE TO TWO MILLION DOLLARS.FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THE HOME IS SO DAMAGED THAT IT WILL BE AT LEAST A FEW DAYS BEFORE THEY CAN START TO FIGURE OUT HOW IT HAPPENED.CARLOTTA BRADLEY . ASSOCAITED PRESS.(****END****)