A New York City advertising executive whose three daughters and parents died in a Christmas morning fire at her Connecticut home plans to sue the city of Stamford.

Madonna Badger and her friend escaped the fire, which destroyed the $1.7 million Victorian home.

An attorney says in a legal notice that Stamford officials intentionally destroyed evidence when they demolished Badger's home without notice or just compensation.

The Hour newspaper (http://bit.ly/JSBrQX) reported Friday that Badger is suing for property damage, personal injury and civil rights violations.

The fire killed 7-year-old twins Grace and Sarah Badger, 9-year-old Lily Badger and grandparents Lomer and Pauline Johnson.

Officials say it was started by embers in a bag of discarded fireplace ashes.

Stamford's legal affairs director says the city isn't liable in this case.


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