Stamford investigators discuss possible fire charges

January 27, 2012 2:19:42 PM PST
Investigators met to discuss whether charges should filed in connection with the Stamford fire that killed three young girls and their grandparents.

It's been a month and two days and fire and police officials are still investigating and still discussing their findings.

At the heart of the probe is whether criminal charges should be filed in the tragic Christmas Day fire that killed five people.

Friday, Stamford Police detectives met with prosecutors at the state's attorney's office.

The tragic fire claimed the lives of ad executive Madonna Badger's three young children and her parents.

Badger and her companion, Michael Borcina, managed to escape the flames.

There are things investigators are already sure of: the fire was started by hot fireplace ashes that hadn't been properly disposed of.

The house was undergoing extensive renovations and didn't have working smoke detectors.

Single family homes built before 1978 in Stamford are not legally required to have smoke detectors.

Borcina was overseeing the renovations that would have mandated the installation of fire alarms.

It remains unclear whether they were existing smoke detectors that were removed or disconnected during construction.

Badger who was given time to mourn has been interviewed by police.

Borcina was questioned at his attorney's office.

Police say they may re-interview others including workers at the home.

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