Today: Tuesday, 28 May 2024 year

In Copenhagen, work continues to extinguish the fire in the stock exchange building.

In Copenhagen, work continues to extinguish the fire in the stock exchange building.

Work to extinguish the fire in the historic stock exchange building in Copenhagen continues for the fourth day in a row, and there remains a high risk of the building collapsing, TV2 reported on Friday.

“At 6:00 on Friday morning, firefighting efforts were still ongoing at Børsen (the Copenhagen Stock Exchange building),” the post said.

Images taken Friday morning showed scaffolding that once surrounded the exchange’s spire leaning over the burned-out portion of the building. Rescuers have begun dismantling the scaffolding, which, according to them, could lead to even greater collapse of the structures, the TV channel reports.

A fire broke out in the historic stock exchange building in Copenhagen on Tuesday morning. Soon after the fire, the spire and roof collapsed. Half of the building was completely burned out by Wednesday, and the façade collapsed on Thursday.


Copenhagen police spokeswoman Sarah Schlüter previously reported that there were no injuries as a result of the fire.


Danish media, cultural figures and politicians compared this event to the fire in Notre Dame in Paris, which burned down five years ago.

The historic exchange building, whose spire was shaped like the intertwined tails of four dragons, was under reconstruction, noted Local Denmark. The spire was built in 1625, making it one of the oldest buildings in Copenhagen. The Dutch Renaissance building houses the headquarters of the Danish Chamber of Commerce and previously housed the Copenhagen Stock Exchange until 1974.

People, along with rescuers, carried paintings and other artifacts out of the building; most of the works of art were saved. Copenhagen will restore the burnt stock exchange building, using the experience of the restoration of Notre Dame, Danish media reported.