Dad in critical condition after saving family from fire

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One NJ man is being called a hero for saving his family from a fire. (KTRK)

A father put his own life at risk to save his family when their New Jersey home caught fire.

Heavy smoke and flames were seen pouring from the home in the middle of the night.

Jose Sanchez woke up and saw what was happening and immediately jumped into action.

He ran around the house screaming, yelling and pulling his wife and children from their beds, telling them to get out.

All eight of his family members got out safely, including his 7-month-old granddaughter.

Sanchez needed to be flown from the scene to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. He's currently in critical condition.

Investigators believe an electrical issue in the wall caused the fire.

The family had only been living in the home for four months. They lost everything but call Sanchez a hero for saving their lives.

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