Rescued Woman Released; Says She Owes Life To Booker
The woman pulled from her burning home by Newark Mayor Cory Booker has been released from the hospital, five days after her rescue.
Zina Hodge was discharged Tuesday from Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. The hospital would not provide any other details. Hodge suffered burns on her legs and back.
Hodge said in an interview with My9 that she owes her life to the mayor. But she doesn't remember him lifting her from her bed or carrying her down a flight of stairs to safety.
The mayor rushed into his neighbor's burning home last Thursday against the wishes of his security detail. He burned his right hand and suffered smoke inhalation but was treated and released from a hospital the same night.
The mayor suffered smoke inhalation and burned his right hand when, against the wishes of his security detail, he rushed up the stairway of his neighbor's burning house to rescue Hodge.
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