On December 9, 2017, the Andover Fire Department was called out at 2:30 in the morning, for a building fire on Shaw Hill Rd. Upon arrival they found a single story workshop building fully involved in fire. A second alarm was requested within minutes. The department received assistance from the Wilmot, Salisbury, Franklin, Hill, Boscawen, Danbury, New London, Sutton, Bristol, Sanborton and Tilton-Northfield fire departments. There were no injuries. The building was a total loss.
The property is owned by Chris and Katie Caron. Katie Caron said they were awakened by a noise about 2:15 a.m. on Saturday and saw a red glow. When they looked outside they saw that the approximately 60-by-100-foot garage was engulfed in flames. The building had been constructed earlier in 2017. A firewood processing machine located nearby was also destroyed. A logging truck was able to be moved before it was damaged.
Due to the extent of the damage, the cause may not be able to be determined.