Connecticut house where 5 died in fire torn down

AP Photo/Tina FinebergFirefighters spray water on the roof of a house where an early morning fire left five people dead Sunday

A fire official says a Connecticut house where five people died in a Christmas morning fire has been torn down.

Stamford fire chief Antonio Conte said Monday that the building department ordered the $1.7 million house razed.

The home's owner, advertising executive Madonna Badger, and her male acquaintance escaped from the fire. Conte says interviews with them will be finished Monday.

Police say Badger's three daughters — a 10-year-old and 7-year-old twins — and her parents, who were visiting for the holiday, died in the blaze.

A spokeswoman for Saks Fifth Avenue confirmed in a statement that the father, Lomer Johnson, had worked as a Santa this year at its flagship store in Manhattan.

Conte had no details on the investigation.

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