As of 2pm on Tuesday, there were roughly 60 firefighters and 20 fire engines on site, according to Tony Frank, a commander at the Greater Stockholm Fire Brigade. Two people have been injured.
Frank added that the immediate priority was to make sure the fire does not spread to adjacent buildings. This was proving difficult as the building on fire is about one hundred years old, and contains wooden structures.
A number of streets in the surrounding area have been cordoned off. Fire services said there a was a risk of the entire building collapsing. This was averted by Wednesday morning.