Emergency services respond to Broughton Street incident after fire breaks out at block of flats

Broughton Street was closed by police after a fire broke out in the early hours of this morning.

Several emergency service vehicles remain at the scene after emergency services were called to a block of flats just after 5:20am.

The building was evacuated following the fire, with one man taken to hospital for treatment.

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The road is currently closed in both directions with emergency services still on the scene..

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 5.23am on Sunday, 5 December, officers were called to attend Broughton Street, Edinburgh to assist emergency colleagues after a fire broke out within a block of flats.

"The building was evacuated and one man was taken by ambulance to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment.

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"The road remains closed at this time."

Four fire vehicles attended the scene according to an eyewitness who contacted the Edinburgh Evening News.

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Due to an ongoing police incident Broughton Street, Edinburgh is closed in both directions.

There is no timescale on when the road may reopen.

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Due to an ongoing police incident Broughton Street, Edinburgh is closed in both directions.