Newark Mayor Cory Booker rescued his 47-year-old neighbor from a burning house Thursday, CNN reports.
KARE 11 reports Booker says he didn't feel brave, but did feel terrified as he dashed through flames with the woman over his shoulder.
The Mayor was treated and released from a hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation and second-degree burns on his right hand, according to KARE 11.
"I'm a neighbor that did what most neighbors would do, which is to jump into action to help a friend," Booker said.
Zina Hodge, Booker's neighbor, is in critical condition, according to CNN. Three others were saved in the fire by officials.
As for being referred to as a "superhero," Booker does not view himself as such. "I think that's way over the top," he said outside his home. "There are people who do this every day."