By Douglas J. Hagmann (Northeast Intelligence Network) — Fire scene tape remained stretched across the entrance to the Ihsan Islamic School at 423 West Onondaga Street in Syracuse, New York as I walked the perimeter of the property yesterday morning.. The criss-cross of the yellow barrier serves a lone public reminder of a mysterious explosion that occurred there last Thursday afternoon. According to authorities, the blast occurred in an “unused” portion of the basement, spewing a cloud of natural gas, debris and dust into the main area of the building and forcing the evacuation of about 75 students and school personnel. Investigators have yet to release a statement about the cause of the explosion, although at least one additional meeting between fire officials and investigators took place Monday to discuss their findings.
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