CHETWYND -- A wildfire burning south of Chetwynd is now under control according the BC Wildfire Service.

The fire was discovered near the Sukunka River Forest Service Road on Sunday.

High winds on Monday helped the wildfire to grow to just over 5 hectares in size. It is located 35 kilometres south of Chetwynd.

Just over a half dozen firefighters battled the blaze using a water tender and other equipment.

Crew on sight of the fire said that rain early Tuesday morning helped bring the fire under control.

Because of the suppression efforts, the Wildfire Service says the fire will not spread any further.

The fire is suspected to be caused by humans or human activity.