Newark mayor Cory Booker helped save his neighbor from a fire.
April 13, 2012- Cory Booker, the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, the largest city in the state, helped to rescue his neighbors from a house fire. Booker was sent to the hospital following the incident where he was treated and then released after suffering second-degree burns and smoke inhalation.
When he left the hospital, he had a bandage on his thumb and finger. A family member of the woman he saved then hugged him. Early Friday morning he was just thankful everyone was fine.
On Thursday evening, Booker arrived home and saw his next door neighbors’ house ablaze. He and two of his security personnel entered the home to help the residents escape the fire. The woman, who Booker helped to rescue, was admitted to the hospital in stable condition after suffering burns on her neck and back. Booker loves to use social media and tweeted late on Thursday that he was ok and thanked all of his followers for their support.
He also tweeted a short time later that his injuries were minor and he wanted to thank Alex Rodriguez, a detective, who also helped rescue the people from the home. Booker said he heard a woman screaming inside the home as he rushed in. His security detail held him back and he yelled at them to let him go. Booker then ran through smoke and flames to the woman and carried her to safety.
The fire’s cause is still unknown. A press conference will be held on Friday by the Mayor to give more details about the fire.