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DENVER (CBS4) – Residents of a Denver apartment complex have been forced to go to drastic measures to keep warm after hearing that management is shutting off the heat.

For the past week residents of the Berkshire Apartments and Townhomes have been without heat.

“Normally they don’t turn it off that early,” said resident Jim Smith.

In a notice posted around the community last week, management said the heating system was turned off because of the warmer weather.

Recognizing winter-like conditions were expected, the note also said they “hope the weather forecasters are wrong.”

“I’m in bed with my sweater on,” said another resident.

Snow and freezing temperatures hit the Front Range on
Sunday, forcing residents to go to extreme measures to stay warm.

“Turning on the oven, putting a fan in front of it,” said a resident.

In a statement released by the community’s corporate office, they explain the heat couldn’t be turned back on ahead of the storm because it takes five days to make the switch.

“It’s just something we put up with every year. There’s not too much you can do about it except either put on a coat or take off a coat,” said Smith.

The corporate office also said space heaters are available for residents to borrow.

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