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A mobile home blows off course and onto private land near Vale – owner stuck with the mess

Johnny Pitts said his frustration regarding half of a mobile home left on his property after a wind storm pushed it off a truck in September is growing. He has spent weeks trying to get someone to take responsibility for the wreckage. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

VALE – The tattered, broken half of a double-wide mobile home sits just off U.S. Highway 20 on Johnny Pitts’ field between Vale and Ontario.

A 30-yard wide debris field of tiny pieces of pink insulation spreads out from the shattered the mobile home. Portions of the roof are caved in. Other pieces of the home stand up against the side of the structure, placed there by Pitts during his regular visits to clean up the mess.

Pitts doesn’t own the structure.

In fact, he’d . . .