Denmark’s historic stock exchange goes up in flames

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COPENHAGEN, April 16 (Bernama-dpa) —  The historic stock exchange in the Danish capital Copenhagen is on fire, reported German news agency (dpa). 

The top of the building’s tower collapsed in flames on Tuesday morning. Several streets and the area around the building have been cordoned off, the city’s police said.

Heavy smoke and high flames could be seen coming from the building. The Copenhagen police said that the area will remain cordoned off for some time.

The cause of the fire was initially unclear. The building was completed in 1625, and is one of the oldest in Copenhagen. The building is currently undergoing renovations and is covered in scaffolding.

The renovation was intended to correct previous work carried out in the 19th century, and restore the building’s façade to its original appearance.