Superhero Mayor Booker:Newark leader rescues woman from house fire
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Superhero Mayor Booker:Newark leader rescues woman from house fire

Newark : NJ : USA | Apr 13, 2012 at 11:57 AM PDT
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Newark mayor rescues neighbor from burning house

In some good news: Mayor of Newark, New Jersey Corey Booker is our Superhero of the day. The Mayor suffered second degree burns on his hands and was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation after rescuing a woman from a burning building on Thursday night.

Seen on CNN television Live, the Mayor said he was returning to his home on Hawthorne Avenue in the Upper Clinton Hill area after an interview with the local television News 12, when he saw that the 2 story house next door was on fire.

Newark fire chief John Centanni said the mayor's quick response may have saved the life of the woman who was sleeping inside the burning building.

Without a second thought for his safety, Mayor Booker ran inside and in his own words, "I just grapped her and whipped her out of bed."

The woman is currently being treated at St. Barnabus Hospital for burns to her back and neck. 3 of is security detail were also taken to the hospital along with the Mayor but are all fine now.

According to NJ.com, Chief Centanni said the Mayor and his team were "pretty banged up" but would be okay. Centanni accompanied the Mayor to the hospital after the EMS had admistered oxygen and other on-the-scene care.

Thankfully, no one else in the building was hurt.

Booker is no stranger to heroics and 'toughing it' out. He once moved in and lived for some time in a dangerous apartment complex. Everyone thought he was crazy but he was trying to make a statement while he was running for mayor for the first time.

People thought he was crazy with good reason. In 1996 Newark was named the most dangerous city by Times magazine. Today under Mayor Booker's leadership, crime has dropped significantly and has gone from the most dangerous to 23rd on the list. Needs improvement? Certainly but they have come a long way.

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker smiles as he attends a news conference outside a burned house in Newark, New Jersey
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