Newark Mayor Cory Booker arrived home last night just in time to save his next-door neighbor from her burning home. The mayor was a guest on CBS’ “This Morning” to describe his heroic efforts.

From CBS “This Morning” > Booker said that as he jumped through the kitchen on the second floor, “I actually wasn’t > thinking. When I got there and couldn’t find her in all the smoke, looked behind me and saw the kitchen really erupting with flames all over the ceiling, that’s when I had very clear thoughts that I’m not going to get out of this place alive and got … very religious. >

“It is a very, very scary thing. And I’d like to say that I, at that point I was feeling so courageous, but honestly, it was terrifying, and to look back, you can see nothing but flames. Look in front of you see nothing but blackness.

“Thankfully she started yelling out to me and I was able to find her through all the smoke. At that point I grabbed her.”

He admitted he was “not gentle” with her - “I just sort of threw her over my shoulder and dragged her through the kitchen.”

Booker told the hosts now that he’s been through this experience he’s ill-equipped to do firefighter union negotiations - ‘These guys, give them everything!’”

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