(CBS News) Newark Mayor Cory Booker called it his “come to Jesus moment” when he ran into a burning building to save a neighbor’s life.

Booker arrived home last night to discover his next-door neighbor’s house on fire, and rescued a young woman trapped upstairs by carrying here through the flames, suffering second-degree burns in the process.

On “CBS This Morning” Booker and Newark Police Detective Alex Rodriguez described their terrifying ordeal.

The mayor’s security team discovered the fire and pounded on the door to alert residents, when an elderly woman said that her daughter was trapped upstairs.

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