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This story was updated at 1:00 p.m. Feb. 23.

An 11-year-old has died after an accidental house fire in Glenarden on Thursday claimed the lives of her father and two of her siblings.

According to Mark Brady, a spokesman for the county fire/EMS department, the cause of the accidental fire was “electrical.”

Around 4 a.m., firefighters responded to the 8600 block of Leslie Avenue and found heavy smoke coming from the single-family home.

Firefighters searched inside the house and rescued a 36-year-old man, Darrell Terrance Price Jr., and three children: 4-year-old Patrice Price, 8-year-old Tania Monae Jeanita Price and 11-year-old Daijah Price.

The four rescued from the home were not breathing and had no pulse, Brady said. He said all were transported to a hospital for serious injuries.

Darrell Terrance Price, Patrice and Tania Monae Jeanita died shortly after being transported to a hospital “despite the very best efforts of everyone involved,” Brady said. Daijah died Friday night at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

A 33-year-old woman and another 8-year-old child, Tania’s twin sister, escaped the home before firefighters arrived. They suffered from less serious injuries and are being treated at an area hospital, according to fire officials.

Brady said the blaze took about 30 minutes to extinguish, and the estimated damages are about $100,000.

Later Thursday, another house fire broke out in Springdale, just over a mile away from the Glenarden fire.

In the 3900 block of 92nd Avenue, a “Fire Task Force” was called to the single-family home due to the size of the fire. All occupants were found unharmed and the cause of that blaze also appears to be accidental, Brady said.

Staff writer Sylvia Carignan contributed to this report.

djgross@gazette.net, scarignan@gazette.net