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If he ain’t shoveling neighbors snow he’s rescuing them from burning buildings! Dang the Mayor of Newark sounds like Super Man!

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

The fire started in a two-story building on the second floor of the building next to his home, shortly before the mayor arrived home. Booker rushed in and his security detail followed him.

“I just grabbed her and whipped her out of the bed,” Booker said in recounting the fire. He suffered second-degree burns on his hand.

Fire officials say the mayor executed a professional rescue and possibly saved the life of one resident.

5 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 with burns to her back and neck.

After being released from the hospital, Booker recounted his experience at the fire and said he thought he might have to jump out of a window because of the heavy flames.

“We got everybody out of the house, but their daughter’s screaming, ‘I’m upstairs!’ ” he told The Star-Ledger.

One of his security officers, Detective Alex Rodriguez, tried to stop him from going back in. “Now we actually get into a fight because his job is to protect me,” Booker said of Rodriguez.

Booker said when he reached the second floor, he was engulfed in flames and smoke.

“I suddenly had the realization that I can’t find this woman.” Booker said. “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.”

Then he heard her cries in a back bedroom.

“I just grabbed her and whipped her out of the bed,” Booker said. The two made their way downstairs, where they both collapsed, Booker said.

You know the Mayor LOVES twitter so he tweeted, “Thanks 2 all who are concerned. Just suffering smoke inhalation. We got the woman out of the house. We are both off to hospital. I will b ok.”

via BlackMediaScoop

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