Fire destroys historic Copenhagen Stock Exchange building

There was a fire at the Copenhagen Stock Exchange in the capital of Denmark the structure of the historic building and caused the collapse of its iconic tower. There is currently no news about victims.

The Copenhagen Fire Department has confirmed an operation on its social network account “enormous” number of troops in the areaalthough videos posted on social networks show that the flames are still active and there is a large column of smoke inside the building.

“We are in the process of deployment,” the Danish emergency services previously announced in statements to the Jyllands-Posten newspaper The main tasks will be “rescue and extinction”.. Authorities closed the entire area around the stock exchange, where dozens of police officers also went.

400 years of Danish heritage are in flames

The historic tower of the stock exchange, shaped like the intertwined tails of four dragons, It collapsed around 8:30 a.m. due to the flames that engulfed the building in Slotsholmen, which was being restored.

Danish Culture Minister Jakob Engel-Schmidt complained about this in a message on his X account “400 years of Danish heritage are on fire” and applauded emergency services and citizens “working together” to “rescue art treasures and iconic images from the burning building.”

The building dates back to the 17th century The building is located near Christianborg Castle, where the Parliament is located and is one of the country’s main tourist attractions. The causes of the fire are currently unknown.

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