Six month after a devastating Connecticut house fire killed her children and parents, survivor Madonna Badger is opening up about the horrifying incident in an exclusive interview with Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today show airing Thursday. Badger tearfully recalls the moment when she escaped the fire only to learn that her three young daughters and parents were trapped inside the house. Badger and her boyfriend, Michael Borcina, were the only people who survived the Christmas nightmare, which was caused by a bag of burning fireplace embers left in the mud room near the door. Badger also opens up about a subsequent suicide attempt and her lawsuit against the city of Stamford, in which she has charged that Stamford officials intentionally destroyed evidence of demolishing her home without notice or compensation.
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