A 2-year-old boy was critically injured

his older brother and grandfather were also hurt this afternoon when a kitchen fire sent smoke and flames throughout their two-story home in Jersey city.

Fire Chief Tim Foy said Oliver Sy, was close to death when rescue workers found him in an upstairs bedroom just before 12:20 p.m.

Two firefighters - Jose Cotty and Pat Murphy - removed the boy from the house and performed CPR on the hood of a car to revive him, Foy said.

Once they stabilized the boy, he was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center,
officials said, and was awaiting transport to St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston. The extent of his injuries were not immediately available.

When firefighters arrived at the house on Orchard Street, they found the boy's grandfather, Bill Lee, who was not identified, battling the kitchen fire with a garden hose, officials said.

He, along with his 7-year-old grandson Antonio Sy, was also taken to Jersey City Medical Center for burns and smoke inhalation, said Armando Roman, the city's fire director.

Firefighters quickly brought the blaze under control and Roman said that investigators were inspecting the scene to determine a cause.

"This was a bona fide rescue," he said. "This boy would not be alive if it wasn't for the effort of these firefighters.

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