Cory Booker Twitter photoThe Newark, New Jersey mayor — already lionized in some corners for his good deeds — added to his list of praiseworthy actions on last night when he raced into a burning home to help save a woman trapped inside.

Cory Booker said he contemplated jumping from a second story window, but escaped down a staircase instead.

The woman, his neighbor of six years, suffered second-degree burns on her neck and back. Booker got away with only minor burns and smoke inhalation.

“We should give a lot more credit to our firefighters,” he told the LA Times, after he experienced that kind of terror.

(READ the story and listen to the interview at the LA Times)

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