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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sopranos star loses apartment in East Village explosion




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Drea de Matteo's New York apartment of more than two decades was among those destroyed by a building explosion and fire Thursday that also left two dozen people injured and two unaccounted for.
"A hole where my N.Y.C. home of 22 years once stood," the "Sopranos" star wrote on Instagram. "RIP 123 2nd Avenue." 
Nineteen people were injured, four critically after the powerful blast and fire sent flames soaring and debris flying on Thursday.
The seven-alarm fire in New York City's East Village caused the collapse of three buildings and fire damage to a fourth, the New York City fire department said.
Preliminary evidence suggests a gas explosion amid plumbing and gas work inside one of the buildings was to blame.
As of this morning, two people were unaccounted for, the NYPD Detective Bureau said but neither has been considered official missing persons.
De Matteo also posted a photo Thursday in homage to the firefighters who battled the blaze.
"N.Y.C.'s finest [tried] to put out the flames to mine and many others' apartments," she captioned the Instagram photo, adding that she was "speechless" and sending prayers to "those that are hurt." 

http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/03/east_village_explosion_drea_de_matteo_loses_apartm.html


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