Drea de Matteo Loses Home in East Village Explosion

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The explosion and fire in New York City's East Village on Thursday destroyed many homes -- including that of Sopranosand Sons of Anarchy actress Drea de Matteo.

The 43-year-old actress posted a photo on Instagram of the firefighters trying to get the blaze under control:

"NYC's finest trying to put out the flames to mine n many others apartments," she wrote under the photo. "Speechlessโ€ฆ"


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The initial blast was reported at 3:17 p.m. on Thursday. According to the Associated Press, the explosion and ensuing fire leveled three apartment buildings and damaged a fourth. In total, about 50 units were destroyed. The New York Timesreported 19 people were injured and at least two are missing.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a press conference the initial explosion that started the blaze may have been gas-related.

De Matteo, who lived at the apartment for more than two decades, posted a photo of the aftermath and wrote, "A hole where my NYC home of the last 22 years once stoodโ€ฆ RIP 123 2nd Avenue."

The actress most recently appeared on ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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