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Homeless pair evicted from Kennewick storage unit

Dan Christensen Dan Christensen

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Kennewick officials evicted a couple who had been living since May in a rental storage unit.
     
A fire official told The Tri-City Herald the 10-by-12-foot unit was unsafe and lacked a smoke detector and running water.
     
The official who posted Thursday's notice, Joe Terpenning, says he has to evict people from storage units every couple of weeks, even in winter.
     
The owner of Classic Mini Storage, Mitch Brownsworth, knew the couple were breaking the law but didn't want to force them into freezing weather.
     
Dan and Karen Christensen paid $50 a month for the unit. Dan Christensen said the couple tried the Union Gospel Mission in Pasco but chose not to stay there because of separate quarters for men and women.

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