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Woman rescued by NJ mayor released from hospital

Woman rescued from burning home by NJ mayor released from hospital, says he saved her life By The Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) ' The woman pulled from her burning home by Newark, N.J., 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 said in an interview with Fox TV station 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.

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