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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:54 AM

Newark Mayor Cory Booker taken to hospital after rescuing woman from house fire

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.

The fire started in a two-story building on Hawthorne Avenue in the Upper Clinton Hill neighborhood, shortly before the mayor arrived home after a television interview with News 12 New Jersey.

As fire and EMS arrived, they administered oxygen to Booker and his security detail and took the mayor to the hospital. Newark Fire Chief John Centanni was at the hospital with Booker and said the mayor and his detail were "banged up" but would be fine. The residents of the building also appeared to be okay.

Centanni said the mayor executed a professional rescue and possibly saved the life of one resident.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/04/newark_mayor_cory_booker_taken.html

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Reply Newark Mayor Cory Booker taken to hospital after rescuing woman from house fire (Original post)
WI_DEM Apr 2012 OP
izquierdista Apr 2012 #1
GoCubsGo Apr 2012 #4
Fumesucker Apr 2012 #9
CatWoman Apr 2012 #2
Marrah_G Apr 2012 #3
WI_DEM Apr 2012 #5
blm Apr 2012 #6
PA Democrat Apr 2012 #7
bigtree Apr 2012 #8

Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:03 AM

1. Not impressed....

 

Now if Chris Christie was on the scene, he would have used up all the oxygen in the area of the fire and suffocated the fire and everything else in sight. And on the way home, he could have cut the budget to the fire department and the hospital.

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Response to izquierdista (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:19 AM

4. Naw.

That windbag would have just fanned the flames and made the fire worse.

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Response to izquierdista (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:59 AM

9. Good one...



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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:03 AM

2. just heard about this on Stephanie Miller's show

is that guy bad ass or what?

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:18 AM

3. Good for him!

I'm glad everyone got out.

It takes guts to go into a burning building.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:26 AM

5. If Cory runs against Christie I can see an ad:

Cory Booker hero who runs into a fire and saves a human life vs. Christie who needs a helicopter to land on a field and a car to drive him 100 feet to attend a game.

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:39 AM

6. Cory Booker for Governor.

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:55 AM

7. Or Christie who stays in Disney World during one of the worst snowstorms

in the state's history.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:56 AM

8. awesome!

k&r

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