Newark Mayor Cory Booker is being hailed as a hero this morning after he helped his neighbor escape from her burning house.
Booker was returning home from a television appearance when he saw his neighbor’s house aflame. The Newark mayor reportedly rushed into the building to pull her out of bed. Members of his security detail also helped in the rescue, though it’s unclear how many people were in the house at the time.
According to a report in the Star Ledger, Booker was taken to the hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and second-degree burns.