New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker rescues neighbor from fire
Newark Mayor Cory Booker was taken to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation he suffered while rescuing his next-door neighbors from their burning house.
(STAR-LEDGER) Newark - "I just grabbed her and whipped her out of the bed," Booker said in recounting the fire. Booker told The Star-Ledgerhe 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.