Woman Rescued From Fire Says She Owes Life to Mayor Booker

The 47-year-old woman is recovering at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston from burns to her legs and back

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012  |  Updated 12:49 PM EDT
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Newark Mayor Cory Booker rescues a neighbor trapped in a burning building and is promptly lavished with praise on social media.  The mayor, who was treated for smoke inhalation and second-degree burns, describes the fire. Pat Battle reports.

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker rescues a neighbor trapped in a burning building and is promptly lavished with praise on social media. The mayor, who was treated for smoke inhalation and second-degree burns, describes the fire. Pat Battle reports.

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Booker on Daring Fire Rescue: "I Did Not Feel Bravery, I Felt Terror"

Newark Mayor Cory Booker spoke Friday about saving his neighbor from a fire, but he didn't call himself a hero. Instead, he said he was just doing what he hoped any neighbor would, and thanked the hard-working police officers and firefighters who save people daily.
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The woman pulled from her burning home by Mayor Cory Booker says she would be dead if he hadn't come to her rescue and feels "blessed."

Zina Hodge tells Fox TV station My9 from her hospital room that she was gasping for air and delusional when Booker lifted her from her bed and carried her to safety last Thursday. 

Hodge tells the station she doesn't remember him picking her up. All she remembers is the mayor calling out for her. 

The 47-year-old woman is recovering at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston from burns to her legs and back. 

The mayor suffered smoke inhalation and burned his right hand when, against the wishes of his security detail, he rushed up the stairway of his neighbor's burning house to rescue Hodge.

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