Cory Booker Rescues Woman in Fire, Suffers "Minor" Injuries

Celebrity News Apr. 13, 2012 AT 9:52AM
Cory Booker Rescues Woman in Fire, Suffers "Minor" Injuries Credit: Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Mayor Booker to the rescue!

Handsome Newark, NJ mayor Cory Booker was a real-life superhero on Thursday when he help rescue his next-door neighbors in a fire. Booker, 42, arrived home from a TV appearance to discover the house next door ablaze. He rushed inside the burning home, where a member of his security team, Det. Alex Rodriguez, had already saved two women on the first floor. The Mayor and another security person ascended to the second floor to help a third woman.

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"I suddenly had the realization that I can't find this woman." Booker told New Jersey paper Star-Ledger. "I look behind me and see the flames and I think 'I'm not going to get out of here.' Suddenly I was at peace with the fact that I was going to jump out the window."

Discovering the woman, Booker said he "just grabbed her and whipped her out of the bed."

They both made it downstairs and then collapsed, Booker revealed.

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The pair were then both transported to a local hospital for treatment, and Booker was released Thursday night. No official word yet on how the woman Booker saved is doing.

"Thanks everyone, my injuries were relatively minor," Booker tweeted after the experience. "Thanks to Det. Alex Rodriguez who helped get all of the people out of the house."

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