Brush fire scorches Kaupulehu acreage

A dozer makes a fire break for a fast-moving brush fire Thursday in North Kona. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Hawaii County Fire Department Chopper 1 makes a water drop at a brush fire in North Kona on Thursday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Firefighters were still working Thursday evening to quash a brush fire that broke out earlier in the day in Kaupulehu.