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Original post: Lightning Strike and Some Weird Issues
Today we got some serious thunder and lightning in the Boston area. At one point during the day, there was a huge boom and it sounded like a lightning bolt hit our house.
The power didn't go off but my wife and I smelled a burning smell. Also, my router and another piece of equipment were fried (even though plugged into a power surge protector).
Now I have one fuse in my house which controls some lights in my living room that will not stop tripping. Someone told me to unplug everything in the room and to reset the fuse, but it did not help.
And the even weirder thing is that I just noticed that there is black residue in several toilets in the house.
See picture attached.
I'm stumped. Any ideas?