NEWARK — 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.
“I just grabbed her and whipped her out of the bed,” Booker said in recounting the fire. Booker told The Star-Ledger he also suffered second-degree burns on his hand.
Everyone tells you not to rush into burning buildings to save people because you’ll likely die or at least become one other person to rescue. It’s dumb. Unless it works. Then you’re a hero.Related: Popular: