Michael Borcina

The remains of a house following a deadly fire - Stamford, CT (credit: CBS2)

Stamford Officials Put Extra Focus On Annual Fire Prevention Week Following Christmas Day Fatal Fire

The city of Stamford has since passed a law requiring working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for every home in the city.

10/10/2012

Matthew and Madonna Badger watch as the caskets carrying the bodies of their three daughters arrive for funeral services on Jan. 5, 2012. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Madonna Badger Speaks Out About Fatal Christmas Day Fire In Stamford

Badger said that the bag of ashes didn’t seem dangerous because her boyfriend, Michael Borcina, ran his hands over them before putting them on top of a plastic bin in a mudroom.

06/21/2012

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State’s Attorney: No Charges In Deadly Christmas Fire In Stamford

In the report that was released Friday online, Stamford State’s Attorney David Cohen called the blaze “an inexplicable accident.”

06/08/2012

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Mother Files Notice Of Intent To Sue Stamford Over Fatal Christmas Fire

The mother of the three children killed in a Christmas morning fire has filed a notice of intent to sue the city of Stamford, WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported. Her parents were also killed in the fire.

06/01/2012

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Insurance Co. Says Contractor ‘Misrepresented’ Work Before Deadly Stamford Christmas Fire

Utica First Insurance Co. argues in a lawsuit filed this week in New York that Michael Borcina misrepresented the number of employees with his company, Tiberias Construction, its sales and payroll, and size and type of work performed.

04/26/2012

Madonna And Matthew Badger embrace shortly before the funeral for their daughters on Jan. 5, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Father Of Girls Killed In Stamford Christmas Fire Embarks On Mission Of Remembrance

It’s difficult for Matthew Badger to deal with the loss of his three darling daughters, but he’s turning his heartbreak into hope by helping other young children.

04/24/2012

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Deadly Stamford Christmas Fire Police Report To Be Turned Over To State’s Attorney

Three sisters and their grandparents died in the fire. The girls’ mother, Madonna Badger and her boyfriend Michael Borcina, survived. Investigators determined the fire was started by improperly discarded fireplace embers.

02/14/2012

Matthew and Madonna Badger watch as the caskets carrying the bodies of their three daughters arrive for funeral services on Jan. 5, 2012. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Report: Matthew Badger May Sue Michael Borcina Over Deadly Christmas Day Fire

In January, officials in Connecticut were scrutinizing the circumstances of the blaze, trying to determine if it was just a horrible accident or a crime.

02/13/2012

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Officials Meet With State’s Attorney, Have Preliminary Talks On Deadly Stamford Christmas Fire

Was it just a horrible accident, or a crime? That’s what police and prosecutors were trying to figure out Friday in Connecticut as they began putting the horrendous Christmas Day fire under a legal microscope.

01/27/2012

Madonna And Matthew Badger embrace shortly before the funeral for their daughters on Jan. 5, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Exclusive: Questions Arise On Whereabouts Of Stamford Xmas Fire Smoke Detectors, Extinguishers

As Stamford police investigate, they’re trying to answer a key question: were battery-operated smoke alarms and several fire extinguishers removed from the home sometime before the fire?

01/25/2012

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Stamford Fire Investigation Continues; Police Interview Michael Borcina

Michael Borcina and homeowner Madonna Badger were the only survivors of the blaze.

01/17/2012

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Survivors Of Deadly Christmas Fire In Stamford Being Re-Interviewed By Officials

Police and fire officials say they agreed to give Madonna Badger and Michael Borcina time to mourn the loss of Badger’s daughters and parents. Police Capt. Richard Conklin says, “But now we’re moving ahead on that.”

01/13/2012

Madonna And Matthew Badger embrace shortly before the funeral for their daughters on Jan. 5, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Madonna Badger Speaks At Funeral For 3 Daughters Killed In Christmas Blaze

Madonna and Matthew Badger, the girls’ father, held hands and cried as they watched the caskets carrying the remains of their three daughters get carried into St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Manhattan.

01/05/2012

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Family, Friends Mourn Victims Of Christmas Day Fire

Madonna Badger, who lost her three daughters and both parents in the Christmas morning fire in Stamford, Conn., attended Wednesday’s wake, along with the girls’ father and the only other survivor of the tragedy, Badger’s contractor.

01/04/2012

Lomer Johnson as Santa Claus, with his wife Paula, standing, and three grandchildren. All died in a blaze on Christmas Day, 2011. (credit: gigmasters.com)

Madonna Badger’s Consulting Firm Solicits Donations In Memory Of Family Slain In Fire

Badger’s parents Lomer and Pauline Johnson and daughters Lily, Grace and Sarah were all killed in a Christmas Day blaze.

01/03/2012

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