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Newark Mayor Helps Save Neighbor From Fire
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Newark Mayor Helps Save Neighbor From Fire

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Newark Mayor Helps Save Neighbor From Fire

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Newark officials say Mayor Cory Booker has been released from the hospital after suffering smoke inhalation while trying to rescue his neighbors from a fire.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And now to some news about a politician taking on a role not associated with politicians these days: hero. The mayor of Newark, New Jersey, Cory Booker, was treated for smoke inhalation and second degree burns last night. According to the AP, he was injured rescuing an elderly neighbor from her burning house.

Booker was returning home when he saw the house next door in flames. He and his security detail ran in. He reportedly heard his neighbor calling from her bedroom and carried her to safety.

He was released from the hospital with those minor injuries. No word yet on the condition of his neighbor.

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