No injuries were reported in a house fire in the 2300 block of East Mercer Street that brought a large response and slowed area traffic early Wednesday afternoon.
The call was dispatched about 12:15 p.m., and fire was visible from the second floor, Fire Department spokeswoman Dana Vander Houwen said. The fire was under control by 12:30 p.m.
The fire was accidental and caused an estimated $500,000 damage, Vander Houwen said.
According to King County property records, the 1918 home belongs to Tim Keck and his wife . They purchased the property in 2002 for $465,000.