Novo Nordisk office building in Denmark hit by fire

By Thomson Reuters May 22, 2024 | 5:09 AM

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) -A Novo Nordisk office building in Bagsvaerd, Denmark, was hit by fire on Wednesday, the drugmaker said, while adding that the fire brigade was working at the site to extinguish the blaze.

The fire had started outside but later spread to an office building at the company’s Bagsvaerd location, which houses the global headquarters of Novo, maker of the blockbuster Wegovy weight-loss treatment and the Ozempic diabetes drug.

The fire brigade’s work to extinguish the fire was expected to last for another couple of hours, Novo Nordisk said in a statement, adding that there were no injuries.

A Novo Nordisk construction site in the Danish city of Kalundborg was hit by a fire last week, although the company said at the time it did not believe this would delay plans to boost production.

(Reporting by Stine Jacobsen, editing by Terje Solsvik)