Drea De Matteo Mourns Loss Of NYC Home After Fire Destroys Two Buildings On Lower East Side
Drea de Matteo is mourning the loss of her old NYC home, revealing that she used to live in one of the Lower East Side buildings destroyed by a massive fire on Thursday.
Drea de Matteo Lived In NYC Building Destroyed In LES Fire
New York City was rocked by what officials believe to have been a gas explosion Thursday that sparked a massive fire. The flames engulfed four buildings on 2nd Avenue, and two buildings collapsed completely. The fire injured 25 people, four are in critical condition and two people are still missing.
— FDNY (@FDNY) March 27, 2015
Matteo took to Instagram to share her sadness, posting two photos of the fire and destruction and offering prayers for those injured.
“A hole where my NYC home of the last 22 years once stood…RIP 123 2nd Avenue,” Matteo wrote.
A photo posted by Drea De Matteo (@dreadematteo) on
Fellow celebrities Charlotte Ronson and Sophia Rossi reposted Matteo’s photo, and it appears that they all lived in the same, now collapsed, building at the same time. “RIP 123 Second Avvenue. Beyond devastating. Sending love & light,” Ronson wrote.
The seven-alarm fire has been extinguished, but firefighters and other authorities remain at the scene. Writer, Scott Westerfeld, who lives in the area, shared photos and updates throughout the day on Twitter, and it appears authorities are closely monitoring everyone entering and leaving the surrounding buildings.
This morning there is nothing left but rubble. pic.twitter.com/I6A70Cl0oX
— Scott Westerfeld (@ScottWesterfeld) March 27, 2015
Westerfeld also uploaded video of the terrifying fire to YouTube.
Celebs React To NYC Fire
Many other celebrities have tweeted out their concerns for New York City residents, and Jessica Veronica of The Veronicas shared a few photos of the explosion taken from her NYC apartment just one bock away.
An explosion just happened one block from our apartment in NYC. Terrifying. pic.twitter.com/1HvHaXElwz
— Jessica Veronica (@Jessicaveronica) March 26, 2015
The fire in the East Village is right around the corner from where I used to live…
— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) March 26, 2015
— Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly) March 26, 2015
You okay, New York??? Thinking of you.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 26, 2015