Police Scotland have blocked off Lister Way in the city centre’s Quartermile development following concern for a person in the area.
The road closure comes as the fire brigade support the Scottish Ambulance Service at an incident in the area.
A spokesman said: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called at 10.12am on March 6 to assist emergency service partners at a block of flats in Edinburgh.
“Operations Control mobilised a number of fire engines to Nightingale Way, where firefighters remain in attendance.
“Crews will remain at the scene until the area is made safe.”
A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 1007 hours today to attend an incident at an address in Lister Square, Edinburgh. We dispatched one ambulance and our Special Operations Response Team to the scene and one male patient in his 60s was transported to the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh.”
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