Ka‘u brush fire burns 3,500 acres

  • The horses that were set free are seen in the foreground. (Courtesy photo/HFD/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Brush is charred in Ka‘u on Sunday. (Bill Hodges/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • A brush fire that broke out Saturday charred at least 3,500 acres in Ka‘u. The burn area is seen here on Sunday. (Courtesy photo/HFD/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Firefighters battling a brush fire that scorched thousands of acres in Ka‘u this weekend managed to save dozens of horses and cattle from the flames.