Billowing smoke could be seen from miles away as a fire consumed a Mercer Island home Friday night.
Occupants of the home in the 5600 block of Mercer Island Way were able to safely escape the fire that erupted about 7 p.m., according to the Mercer Island Fire Department. By the time firetrucks from Mercer Island, the Bellevue Fire Department and Eastside Fire and Rescue arrived, flames had already engulfed about 75 percent of the home.
Mercer Island Fire did not report any injuries. As of 9 p.m., fire officials did not know what caused the fire.