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PGFD Chief Marc Bashoor

After a recent tragedy where 4 families members perished after a home fire, Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor addresses a congregation of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden about fire safety. Still picture of incident courtesy PGFD Fire Chief Bashoor.

Bill Carey posted the information about the February early morning fire with four fatalities:

Kentland Working: Fatal Fire in Glenarden

Eric Wagner covered the aftermath for The Gazette

Community works to help family following fatal Glenarden house fire

As friends exchanged memories and sorrowful wishes at a memorial service Monday, the common sentiment was that the Price family, who were the victims of a fatal house fire Feb. 21 at their home in Glenarden, had a positive impact on whomever they came in contact with.

“It’s not just a family loss, but a community loss,” said John K. Jenkins, pastor of First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro.

The deaths of Darrell Price Jr., 36, and three of his four daughters – Daijah Price, 11, Tania Price, 8, and Patrice Price, 4, all of  Glenarden – has rocked the city.

Friends, family and area residents filled nearly the entire lower seating section of the 4,000-seat First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro to show their support to mother Teresa Myles-Price and her daughter, Tamia Price, 8, who survived the blaze.

Tip of the helmet to PGFD PIO Mark Brady for posting the video.

Mike "FossilMedic" Ward

Comments - Add Yours

  • mr618

    Mike, you might as well call Chief Bashoor and ask for a copy of his comments and permission to re-distribute with credit. I’m sure a lot of us would like to post it in the station, or even send it along to the local paper. He said a lot of things that need to be said, and he said them in a way that will garner some attention — and maybe even action.
    Good for him, and good for you, bringing his comments to a wider audience.