HAVERHILL — Four first responders who arrived at an Anna Street duplex Wednesday afternoon were taken to a nearby hospital after being exposed to hazardous materials in the home.
According to the Essex district attorney’s office, first responders received a call about an unresponsive man at 6 Anna St. in the early afternoon Tuesday.
Attempts to revive the 40-year-old man were unsuccessful, and he died shortly thereafter, said Carrie Kimball-Monahan, spokeswoman for Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett.
Kimball-Monahan said a state police detective assigned to the DA’s office determined no foul play in the man’s death.
Later in the afternoon, four and possibly five of the first responders fell ill inside the home, and were rushed to a nearby hospital.
Their conditions are unknown at this time, said Kimball-Monahan.
The state fire marshal’s hazmat unit arrived on the scene shortly thereafter.
The other half of the duplex at 6 Anna St. was evacuated.
A neighbor, Andrew Gourdeau, lives