Drea de Matteo Loses Her Apartment of 22 Years in New York City Building Explosion
Multiple injuries were reported following an explosion that caused apartment buildings to collapse in New York City’s East Village on Thursday.
The homes of many were lost, including that of Shades of Blue star Drea de Matteo.
Matteo, 43, shared her loss on Instagram. “A hole where my N.Y.C. home of 22 years once stood,” she wrote. “RIP 123 2nd Avenue.”
The former Sopranos actress also posted a photo of the blaze as “N.Y.C.’s finest [tried] to put out the flames to mine and many others’ apartments,” she captioned, adding that she was “speechless,” sending prayers to “those that are hurt.”
Nineteen were injured in what was apparently a gas explosion, CBS New York reports. Five of the injured were members of the New York Fire Department.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with every one of them and their families. Of course, we are praying that no other individuals are injured and there are no fatalities,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The explosion and ensuing fire caused 119 and 121 Second Avenue to be completely destroyed, says CBS N.Y. The structure at 125 Second Avenue is still standing but has sustained major fire damage.