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The historic Copenhagen Stock Exchange constructing, within the capital of Denmark, was engulfed this Tuesday in a fireplace that affected the roof and induced the collapse of its iconic spire, with no data on casualties in the mean time. The Copenhagen Fire Department has confirmed on its account on the social community constructing. It is unknown at the moment what induced the hearth. Copenhagen police have requested individuals to keep away from driving inside town.

“We are in the process of deployment,” the Danish emergency companies have indicated in statements to the newspaper Jyllands-Posten, earlier than stating that the primary work can be “rescue and extinction.” The authorities have closed the whole space across the Stock Exchange, the place dozens of Police officers have additionally gone. The historic spire of the Stock Exchange, within the form of the intertwined tails of 4 dragons, collapsed round 8:30 a.m. as a result of flames that engulfed the constructing, positioned in Slotsholmen and which was present process a restoration course of.

Smoke plumes over the Copenhagen Stock Exchange as firefighters try to put out the flames.
Smoke plumes over the Copenhagen Stock Exchange as firefighters attempt to put out the flames.Emil Helms (AP)

The Minister of Culture of Denmark, Jakob Engel-Schmidt, has lamented in a message on his X account that “400 years of Danish heritage are on fire” and has applauded the emergency companies and residents who’re “collaborating” to “save artistic treasures and iconic images from the burning building.”

The constructing, recognized in Danish as Borsen and whose development was accomplished in 1640, is positioned close to Christianborg Palace, the place Parliament is positioned, and is likely one of the nation's major vacationer sights. At the second the causes of the hearth are unknown.

The scaffolding across the constructing makes it tough for emergency companies and firefighters to achieve the flames. The close by Ministry of Finance was evacuated after the hearth broke out. The Dutch Renaissance-style constructing now not truly features as a Stock Exchange, however serves because the headquarters of the Danish Chamber of Commerce. “We are faced with a terrible spectacle. The stock market is on fire,” mentioned this group on the X community.

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