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APNewsBreak: Conn. city faces suit over fatal fire

APNewsBreak: Father of 3 girls killed in Christmas Day fire plans to sue Conn. city By The Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) ' The father of three girls killed in a Christmas morning fire in Connecticut is accusing the city of Stamford of allowing the house to become a fire trap by failing to properly oversee construction.

An attorney for Matthew Badger tells The Associated Press a notice of intent to sue the city was filed Friday.

Attorney Richard Emery says the city failed to ensure fire alarms were hooked up when children were living in a residence under construction.

City officials didn't immediately return phone calls from the AP seeking comment.

Killed at the girls' mother's house on Long Island Sound were Matthew Badger's twin 7-year-old daughters and their 9-year-old sister. So were their grandparents.

Authorities say the blaze began after his former wife's friend discarded fireplace ashes.

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