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The characteristic spire of the historic Stock Exchange in Copenhagen is in flames


There is a fire in the Børsen building in Copenhagen, and the characteristic spire is in flames. Photo: Mathias Sørsensen / NTB

Of NTB | 16.04.2024 08:34:14

Accidents and natural disasters: It shows pictures that have been published in the Danish media. The house was being restored, and scaffolding has been installed along the walls.

The city’s rescue service, Hovedstadens Beredskab, writes in a message on X/Twitter that they are conducting a “massive” call to Slotsholmsgade following a report of smoke from a roof.

An area around Børsen was blocked off on Tuesday morning, and barriers were also set up at Knippelsbro and Christiansborg Slotsplads.

– We expect that the area will be cordoned off for a longer period of time. We encourage road users to find other routes, the police write in a message on X.

The characteristic, long brick building was in earlier times a commodity exchange and was completed with the high spire in 1625. It is used today as an office building. The house is one of Copenhagen’s oldest.

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