Ka‘u brush fire contained at 3,500 acres

  • 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)

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

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

The Hawaii Fire Department reported late Monday that a 3,500-acre brush fire in Ka‘u was contained.