Stamford (CT) Denies Liability for Deadly Fire

A Stamford (CT) official on Monday rejected allegations by an attorney for the father of three girls killed in a Christmas morning house fire that the city failed to ensure safe conditions while the house was being renovated.

Richard Emery, the attorney for Matthew Badger, notified the city Friday that he plans to sue Stamford, according to an Associated Press report. Badger’s daughters, 9-year-old Lily and 7-year-old twins Sarah and Grace, and the girls’ grandparents, Lomer and Pauline Johnson, were killed in the fire at the girls’ mother’s house. The mother and a friend escaped the fire.

The notice says Stamford failed to require the installation of working smoke detectors or a functional fire alarm system or safe living conditions.

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