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Spire collapses amid fire at historic Copenhagen building

A large fire has broken out at Copenhagen’s Old Stock Exchange, one of the Danish capital’s most iconic buildings, engulfing its spire which collapsed onto the roof.

There were no reports of injuries.

Live video from local media showed people carrying large paintings away from the building to save them from the flames.

The historic building, whose spire was shaped as the tails of four dragons intertwined, had been under renovation when the fire broke out.

The Dutch Renaissance style building no longer houses the Danish stock exchange, but serves as headquarters for the Danish Chamber of Commerce.

“We are met by a terrible sight. The Bourse is on fire,” the Chamber of Commerce wrote on X.

Copenhagen police asked people to avoid driving in the inner part of the city.

The building was erected in the 1620s as a commercial building by King Christian IV and is located next to the Danish parliament.

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