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Video: Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker Runs Into Burning House, Saves Woman’s Life

| by Michael Allen

Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, told 'CBS This Morning' (video below) that he had a “come to Jesus” moment on Thursday night after he arrived home to discover a neighbor’s residence on fire.

After a moment of arguing with his security team, Booker charged into the blaze, in search of the last person remaining inside.

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Booker explained that after finding the woman, he threw her over his shoulder and “punched through the kitchen” to escape.

Booker added: “I couldn’t see anything but the flames coming out of the kitchen. I really had this moment where I thought, ‘I think I’m trapped. I think we can’t get out.’”

Booker sustained burns on his left hand, then escaped to safety. The unnamed woman sustained second-degree burns on her back and neck.

Booker said: “Today, I have this incredible feeling. Yesterday, all my problems were really big to me. Today, things feel a lot more clear and I have a lot more respect for firefighters."