Rumors have it: No wildfires but artificial tornadoes (would explain the pop-up effect and the rounded shape of the trunks) all-in-all 88 tornadoes ... in times of run-up for the Blitzkrieg on Persia.
The bigger picture.
Ponder. Ponder. 'Embedded Journalism' now widespread. Total control?
I recall the months before the Coalition Forces invaded Iraq in March 2003.
Back then, it was a huge risky effort on the brink of failure, devastating sandstorms on the way to Baghdad, more losses than calculated.
Russian weather weapons involved? Or third party from outer space?