ATLANTIC CITY — The senior citizen who successfully fought Donald Trump to keep her home is doing fine after being rescued from that house Wednesday.

Vera Coking was awake and conscious when firefighters took her from the home at about 3 p.m. Wednesday, after security workers at the nearby Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino reported the smell of gas outside.

Coking’s home was almost part of a parking lot for the casino. But in 1998, she fought Trump’s attempt to take her three-story house on Columbia Place through eminent domain.

Coking, who is in her 80s, was treated at the scene, but it was not clear if she went to the hospital, Fire Chief Dennis Brooks said. She is currently staying with a relative.

The gas company will be at the property today to determine the cause of the problem, Brooks said.

 

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