FORT ST. JOHN -- A wildfire that was burning out of control 40 kilometres southwest of Pink Mountain is now listed as ‘being held.’

The Cypress Creek fire was discovered on May 30th west of the Graham-Laurier Provincial Park.

The fire scorching just over 71 hectares before being contained.

The BC Wildfire Service confirming a unit and initial attack crew actioned the fire earlier this week, after responders had a difficult time getting to the scene given its remote location.

The Wildfire Service said the fire was being monitored as a plan was drafted on how best to fight it, rain forecasted earlier in the week helping to contain the blaze. 

The fire is suspected to have started as a result of a lightening strike.