This is the time of year to get free firewood from the Coconino National Forest. A new location is open just west of Flagstaff near A-1 Mountain and will be used for people to get the wood. The location is about five miles west of Flagstaff and north of Interstate-40 on Forest Road 518. Only dead and down Ponderosa pine may be collected in the free use fuelwood area, which includes slash piles from a recent timber sale contract. Signage is posted that clearly distinguishes the boundaries, as there are active timber sale units and private property adjacent to the free use area that cannot be used for fuelwood cutting. For more information regarding firewood permits and cutting season, please visit the Coconino National Forest website.