Novo Nordisk says no sign of crime, links between fires at Denmark facilities

By Thomson Reuters Jun 19, 2024 | 5:36 AM

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – There was no indication so far that three fires that broke out at Novo Nordisk’s Danish facilities over the past month were connected or that they were caused by criminal activity, the company said on Wednesday.

A blaze at a building near the company’s Bagsvaerd head office northwest of Copenhagen on Tuesday was the third in just over one month at different facilities occupied by the maker of the weight-loss treatment Wegovy and diabetes drug Ozempic.

The latest fire was quickly brought under control by the fire brigade.

“There are no signs of criminal activity at any of the three fires and no signs that they are linked to each other,” a Novo Nordisk spokesperson said, adding that police were still investigating all three fires.

Danish police said the same on Wednesday about the most recent blaze.

“For now, there is no indication that there is anything criminal behind the fire, but it is of course being thoroughly investigated by the police,” Copenhagen police wrote on social media platform X.

A fire was reported at a building under construction in the Danish city of Kalundborg on May 16, and later on May 22, a blaze was reported in an office building in Bagsvaerd, the same suburb where the latest incident was reported.

(Reporting by Louise Breusch Rasmussen and Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen, editing by Terje Solsvik and Bernadette Baum)