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Settlement reached in 2011 Stamford Christmas fire that killed five people, including three children

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Settlement reached in 2011 Stamford Christmas fire that killed five people, including three children Settlement reached in 2011 Stamford Christmas fire that killed five people, including three children
HARTFORD -

The city of Stamford has settled a lawsuit filed by the family of three girls who died in a Christmas morning house fire that also killed their grandparents.

City legal affairs director Kathryn Emmett announced the settlement late Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed, but it includes a $250,000 donation from the city to a charity or school to be determined.

The 2011 fire killed 7-year-old twins Grace and Sarah Badger, 9-year-old Lily Badger, and their maternal grandparents.

The girls' father, Matthew Badger, sued on their behalf, saying the city failed to properly inspect renovations at the home.

He died in February and his brother took over as executor. Jury selection had started in the case and a trial was expected to begin this month.

The fire was blamed on fireplace ashes left in a mudroom.

The Associated Press wire services helped contribute to this report.

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