Newark Mayor Cory Booker Rescues Woman From Fire

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 at 7:40 am

Talk about a hands-on mayor. This guy talks the talk, and follows through on it.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker was taken to a hospital tonight for treatment of smoke inhalation he suffered trying to rescue his next-door neighbors from their burning house.

“I just grabbed her and whipped her out of the bed,” Booker said in recounting the fire. Booker told The Star-Ledger he also suffered second-degree burns on his hand.

The fire started in a two-story building on Hawthorne Avenue in the Upper Clinton Hill neighborhood, shortly before the mayor arrived home after a television interview with News 12 New Jersey.

Five people were taken to the hospital for treatment: the mayor, a woman from the house and three members of his security detail. The woman was listed in stable condition at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston with burns to her back and neck.

Booker left his home shortly after 6 a.m. this morning to make an appearance on a television show in New York, News 12 reported. The mayor will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. to discuss the incident.

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4 Responses to “Newark Mayor Cory Booker Rescues Woman From Fire”

  1. John Balzer on 13/13/12 at 8:36 am

    Mayor Booker’s heroic action can be amplified if he moves to save his city from Jersey giant Prudential who has improperly applied to rip-off NJ for a quarter of a billion dollars in tax credits they are ineligible for. Creating 100 new jobs, well, that’s $2.5 million dollars taxpayers have to cough up to create each job. Come on, is that heroic or stupid?

  2. macbrooks on 13/13/12 at 10:37 am

    In response to Mr. Balzer – Dude, can’t a man do a good deed and be thought well for it, despite the fact he’s a politician?

    mac :]

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