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Robert De Niro's Manhattan apartment deemed uninhabitable after fire

A firefighter climbs onto a ladder placed outside a New York apartment building where Robert De Niro lives, on June 8, 2012.

June 10, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Robert De Niro's Manhattan apartment has been deemed uninhabitable this weekend following a fire.

The actor and his family were not home when the flames broke out on Friday.

A neighbor spotted the smoke coming from a window and called for help. Investigators believe the blaze started in a dryer in the laundry room.

De Niro reportedly paid $23 million for the 15-room apartment on Central Park West.