South Kohala fire contained

  • Residents watch as a South Kohala brush fire nears their homes in Kamuela View Estates Tuesday evening. (Lynn Beittel/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Firefighters watch as a South Kohala brush fire nears homes in Kamuela View Estates Tuesday evening. (Lynn Beittel/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • A brushfire raged through South Kohala Tuesday evening. (Hawaii Fire Department/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Approximately 500 acres burned in a brush fire that broke out Tuesday night in South Kohala.