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Whose problem is this trash heap in Spokane County?

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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. -

We got many calls about a pile of trash right in the middle of Spokane and Spokane Valley. No one was sure where it came from, or if it would be moved. It was on the 4200 block of East Second, a block behind the K-Mart on East Sprague.

Svetlana Volodko, who lives in Spokane Valley, told KHQ she and her husband came from the Ukraine 16 years ago, and they've lived in their home the whole time.

"We love it," Volodko aid.

In fact, she loved it so much, she wanted to build another home next door to hers, where her in-laws could live. That's where this trash heap come in. Volodko bought the property, but needed the mobile home moved off. She says she hired a contractor to move it, but she says she then discovered it on the side of the road.

We called that contractor, who told us he paid someone else to move it, and doesn't know why it didn't get moved. He said he did not have the contact information for the person he paid to move it.

Chris Berg is Volodko's neighbor and her friend.

"I saw it, and of course, I was shocked," Berg said. "It shouldn't be there, and it needs to be removed."

Finally, we called the Washington Department of Transportation. They told us it would be picked up within 72 hours.

"I'm ecstatic," Berg said when he found out the DOT would be stepping in. "There is a happy ending, it's being taken care of."

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