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Large fire at Danish pharmaceutical giant under control


There was a major fire in one of the buildings of pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk on Wednesday. Photo: Jokum Tord Larsen / Ritzau Scanpix via AP / NTB

Of NTB | 22.05.2024 17:10:35

Accidents and natural disasters: – The status is that the fire we were notified about at 10.40 is under control. It is with the help of task forces from large parts of Copenhagen. We are a total of 70 firefighters out here with more than 20 vehicles, emergency response director Rasmus Storgaard from Danish Emergency Response East says in a press release.

The fire was described as massive. According to Novo Nordisk, it originated outside the building in the Copenhagen suburb of Bagsværd, before spreading to the top two floors of the building.

– We hope to save the bottom floor where there is a laboratory and offices, says Storgaard.

According to the pharmaceutical company, the building that burned was not the main building on the property. They say that they are back to normal operations on Thursday.

No one was injured in the fire.

The fire occurs less than a week after a fire broke out in a building under construction, which also belonged to the pharmaceutical giant.

The pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk is behind, among other things, the diabetes and slimming medicine Ozempic and Wegovy.

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