GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Most of the large wildfires burning east of the Cascades in Oregon for the past two weeks are at or near containment.

But a new round of intense lighting storms is forecast this week, particularly across central Oregon.

The Northwest Interagency Coordination Center in Portland reported Monday that six of the 11 large wildfires are between 80 AND 100 percent contained.

The largest is the Buzzard Complex, which is 98 percent contained after burning 618 square miles of rangeland about 45 miles southeast of Burns.

Background: Buzzard Complex is nation's largest wildfire

Isolated lightning is forecast starting Monday and Tuesday in southern Oregon, particularly east of the Cascades.

Wednesday through Sunday lightning storms are expected to become more intense from Central Oregon to the Idaho border, with moderate to heavy potential for starting large fires.

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