COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Two apartment complexes in Colorado Springs are telling tenants to evacuate because of asbestos contamination. The complexes are owned by Denver-based Slipstream Properties.

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People living at the Parks Edge – formerly known as Pine Creek – and the Shannon Glen Apartments were given notice to evacuate on Wednesday.

One man came home to boarded up doors and noted the timing with Christmas right around the corner.

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“This is already a hard time of the year for a lot of people. They’re already struggling trying to get gifts for their kids. They’re trying to make sure their kids have a good holiday,” said Gerald Mibrodt, a resident.

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There have also reportedly been looters who have hit the apartment complexes making off with belongings tenants had to leave behind.

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