florescent light blew a fuse
For the past few weeks, my overhead florescent light fixture in the kitchen seemed to be failing - it flickered at times and hummed more than usual. After returning home from a trip this afternoon, some odd things happened. The lights and power in my house seemed to flicker and when plugging in a power cord, there was a big flicker and noise that sounded like a short somewhere. I turned the kitchen lights off when it was apparent there was a problem. Then the living room lights that must be on the same circuit started flickering too and then went out. Now none of the lights will turn on and I assume the circuit blew. I have not attempted to turn the power back on. Does this sound like a bad light fixture that just needs to be replaced or something worse? I don't really have an electrician that I use but I do have a handyman who could probably replace the light fixture.