The alarm about the fire at Børsen came at half past seven in the morning. 135 firefighters battled the flames and by 4 p.m. the fire was under control and the work over went into after-extinguishing. The damage to the stock exchange building, which underwent a renovation ahead of the 400th anniversary celebration, is very extensive and half the building is estimated to be destroyed, according to TT. Among other things, the characteristic spire on the house was destroyed and collapsed onto the street below.


Because there is still a fire in the property, the fire investigation is coming, according to TT which refers to the Copenhagen police. The building was under renovation and it is one of the possible causes of the fire that will be investigated.


No people are reported to have been injured in the fire, reports TT.


Børsen, located in the Slotsholmen area of Copenhagen, is owned by Danish Chamber of Commerce (Dansk Erhverv):

“We are at a loss for words for how great a tragedy this is. It is a sad day for our country, our history, Danish business life and for Dansk Erhverv,” they write on their website.


The fire has caused strong reactions throughout Denmark. The Danish Minister of Culture Jakob Engel-Schmidt commented on the incident in a series of posts on the social media platform X:

“Terrible pictures from Børsen this morning. 400 years of Danish cultural heritage in flames.”

“I will do everything I can so that the dragon spire will once again tower over Copenhagen. As a symbol of Denmark's strong history as a trading nation. Thank you to the hundreds of people who today have contributed to saving Denmark's cultural heritage and history.”