Environmental impact of Arizona fire to be determinedPosted: Updated:
The Sawmill Fire burned about 28 percent of the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area near Tucson. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Much of the burned section was grasslands, but the fire also damaged areas where various types of wildlife live.
Authorities will examine a number of environmental issues when they get a closer look at the fire's aftermath, including the fate of frog, bird, fish and plant species in the area and the impact of ash on the watershed. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)