The fire that claimed 15 acres Tuesday and Wednesday is under control, according to officials.
The fire started behind a marina and spread quickly. Jekyll Island Authority spokeswoman Jessica Scott said firefighters dug a trench around the blaze to contain it and were still on the scene monitoring when the flames jumped and rekindled.
No structures were burned and no one was injured by the fire. It’s business as usual on the island, but given the continued flames, a smoke advisory is in effect. Subsequently, young children and adults with respiratory illnesses are advised to avoid being outside for prolonged periods.