UPDATED 12:11 p.m.:
Shortly after 9 a.m. Friday, Union County Hazard Materials officials began working at 724 South Ave. in Westfield to decontaminate the victim of an attempted suicide, according to a spokesperson from the Union County Division of Emergency Management.
The victim, whose suicide attempt involved chemicals, was pulled from the house and is being decontaminated by a Union County Hazmat crew.
Westfield police say that the victim is still alive and has been transported to a local hospital.
South Avenue between Downer and Cumberland Streets was blocked this morning but were expected to be cleared shortly after noon.
Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.