When commonly giving your ballot to a particular politician, there are other qualities than say the physical abilities of Mayor Adam West from Family Guy. But for the next term, Newark Mayor Cory Booker will be able to play that card too. Thursday night, Newark Mayor Cory Booker rescued a woman from fire.
Thursday night Newark Mayor Cory Booker left his interview with News 12 New Jersey not knowing at home he will have the opportunity to throw on his Superman cape. Cory Booker arrived home to see the house next door on fire and his neighbors were still trapped inside. Helped by two of his security detail Booker entered the two story house on Hawthorne Avenue in the Upper Clinton Hill neighborhood.
According to Newark Fire Director Fateen Ziyad, Cory Booker entered the house in flames after seeing flames and smoke coming out from the second floor of the house. Concerned that no residents were outside, he rushed in followed by one of his security details.
Ziyad gave The Star-Ledger a few details about Booker’s attempt to save the woman inside the house. Apparently when he rushed into the building the mayor heard a woman screaming from a back bedroom but his security guards prevented him from putting his life in danger. Cory Booker told his guards the woman is going to die and then struggled through smoke and flames and got out of the building with the woman in his arms.
Fire Chief John Centanni took over the rescuing procedure and Cory Booker and his helpers were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. According to Centanni, it seems that Booker might have what it takes to be a professional fire fighter. His rescuing mission was described as professional and beneficial in saving the life of one resident.
On his way to the hospital, Cory Booker talked about his rescuing mission on Twitter. His post read: “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”.
Early morning Friday saw another Twitter post from Newark Mayor Cory Booker: “Thanks everyone, my injuries were relatively minor. Thanks to Det. Alex Rodriguez who helped get all of the people out of the house”.