NYC
01/26/2012 12:43 pm ET Updated Mar 27, 2012

Madonna Badger, Mother In Deadly Connecticut Fire That Killed Five, Reportedly Attempts Suicide

The mother who tragically lost her three young daughters and parents from a horrifying Christmas Day fire in Connecticut reportedly attempted to commit suicide last week, a relative told the Daily News.

Madonna Badger was hospitalized after the attempt, and a relative told the News, "She is okay...She is out (of the hospital) and somewhere safe. It's just terrible--nobody could really hold up well under the circumstances."

Badger and her contractor were the only two survivors to escape from the fatal fire that killed her children Lily, 10 and 7-year-old twins Grace and Sarah, as well as her parents Lormer and Pauline Johnson.

More than 500 mourners gathered for the funeral, where Badger referred to her daughters as her "girl tribe." During her eulogy, Badger told mourners:

My girls are in my heart. They're right here. And that's where they live now...In all the incomprehensible loss and chaos, all I can hang onto is that love is everything.

The relative said that Badger had seemed to be slowly coping with the tragedy, but "once all of that is gone and you're left to face what's happened, it's terrible."

The fire started from embers in a bag of ashes and destroyed the $1.725 million home that Badger had been renovating.

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