Actress Drea de Matteo loses apartment in NYC blast

AP News
Posted: Mar 27, 2015 2:41 PM
Actress Drea de Matteo loses apartment in NYC blast

NEW YORK (AP) — Among those who lost their homes in the powerful blast and fire in Manhattan's East Village was former "Sopranos" actress Drea de Matteo.

The actress took to Instagram Thursday to share two dramatic photos of firefighters battling smoke and flames. "A hole where my NYC home of the last 22 years once stood," she wrote in one caption. "RIP 123 2nd Avenue." The photos appeared to be taken from a rooftop across the street.

The explosion at 123 Second Avenue caused the collapse of three five-story buildings and damage to a fourth, which was seven stories tall. The Red Cross says the buildings had about 50 apartments.

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The 43-year-old de Matteo, who has two children, played a mob girlfriend-turned-FBI informant on "The Sopranos." She also appeared on "Joey," ''Desperate Housewives" and "Sons of Anarchy."