Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Blaze Leaves 5 Dead and 2 with Serious Burn Injuries

On early Christmas morning, a fire blaze happened at a house in Stanford, Connecticut which left 5 family members killed and 2 more with serious burn injuries.

It was supposed to be a happy family reunion on Christmas day. Grandpa and grandma visited their daughter who has three kids to spend the holidays together. Bonding together with their three granddaughters might be one of the most exciting days for the old couple. But then it all turned it to be a tragic one.

The fire which erupted at around 5 AM at the Shippan Point neighborhood reached the third alarm. Both the grandfather and grandmother who just visited the family for Christmas died from the fire together with their three grandchildren. The three children who died were 7-year-old twins and a one-year-old, whom are all girls. The children’s mother, Madonna Badger, and one male acquaintance survived the incident. Both sustained serious burn injuries but were expected to have a full recovery soon.

The Reuters report said that the firefighters attempted to rescue the trapped victims but to no avail. Rescuers were pushed back by the towering fire and heat.

At present, the cause of the fire is not yet determined and according to fire investigators, it would take several days up to a week before finally concluding the fire’s main source.

It is the worst Christmas Day the family had. Maybe it would be more acceptable if the whole family only sustained burn injury, but unfortunately, five of the family members were killed leaving Badger alone. Definitely, Christmas wouldn’t be merry for Badger this time.