The fire began in a trash bin.
A house fire that began in a trash bin at 3223 Lenape Drive late Sunday night was quickly brought under control without injuries, authorities say. The incident began at roughly 11:30 p.m. when a garbage bin next to the home caught fire and spread to the side of the home, police say. The owner of the home attempted to put it out with a garden house while engines from the Fort Washington Fire Company responded. According to Upper Dublin Police, the fire was brought under control by 11:51 p.m., with no reported injuries. It is unclear what caused the fire, but Patch will report further once authorities conduct an official investigation.
Mele faces several citations for violating the Township Code, discovered after his Fort Washington home caught fire in early January.
On Feb. 10, Upper Dublin Township filed citations against former Montgomery County Commissioner Mario Mele for violations of the Upper Dublin Township Code, according to an official statement released by Director of Fire Services Gregory Breyer. According to the statement, Fire Marshal Timothy Schuck determined that a fire sprinkler system was disengaged in the home, located at 1250 Pinetown Road, prior to a fire that broke out there on Jan. 3, 2011. According to the statement, several sections of the Township Code were violated, leading to multiple citations filed with the District Magistrate. While the statement said that the citations have been filed against the "owners of record" of the property, Montgomery County records show Mele…