Newark mayor treated after helping at fire

The mayor of New Jersey

FILE - Newark Mayor Cory Booker talks during a news conference outside of the Prudential Center, in this April 4, 2012 file photo taken in Newark, N.J. Mayoral spokeswoman Anne Torres says Booker arrived home Thursday night April 12, 2012 to find the house next door on fire. Booker and two of his security detail entered the home to help its residents escape. Booker went to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, but Torres said he was doing fine. He was expected to be released shortly before midnight. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of New Jersey's largest city expects to have more to say Friday about how he helped rescue neighbors from a fire.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker was treated and released from a hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation and second-degree burns.

Booker has a bandage around the thumb and first finger of his right hand. He hugged the sister of the woman who he saved and told News 12 New Jersey that he thanked God everyone was OK.

Booker arrived home Thursday night to find the house next door on fire. His spokeswoman says the mayor and two of his security detail entered the home to help residents escape.

The woman Booker helped save is in stable condition. He'll talk about the rescue at a news conference Friday morning.


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