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Canterbury wedding venue vows to rebuild after fire

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The Wrights Mill Farm experienced a significant fire Wednesday night. (Firefighter photo) The Wrights Mill Farm experienced a significant fire Wednesday night. (Firefighter photo)
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CANTERBURY, CT (WFSB) -

An investigation into what caused a fire that destroyed parts of a popular wedding venue in Canterbury continued on Thursday.

Two people were hospitalized in the fire that burned the Wrights Mill Farm on Creasy Road Wednesday night.

The business's owners posted to their Facebook page that the kitchen and the lodge were destroyed.

The local fire marshal told Eyewitness News that the farm will be out of business for months. It had bookings set up for the next two years.

Fire Marshal Paul Yellen said weddings this weekend and throughout next year will have to be rescheduled as co-owner Curt DuBois rebuilds.

"Because of its remote site, the lack of water and the fact is was the biggest building in Canterbury heavily involved in fire," Yellen said.

The owners said they're looking into what to do about customers who booked the venue, particularly for this weekend.

"It is our commitment to make the most important moment of your life as wonderful as you imagined it," the post read. "It is now our challenge, perhaps a new challenge, for us to deliver on that commitment within our power."

They said they would be in touch with customers over the next several days and thanked them for their patience.

Nine fire departments responded to the business to fight the fire. They monitored for hot spots overnight.

A cause has yet to be determined.

The business said the two people who were hurt were not seriously injured.

The fire marshal said the facility always had a clean annual inspection, and he said it was a tragic accident to a nice family with 35 employees.

"I'm very familiar with the building and it's really sad for the town of Canterbury as well as the DuBois family," Yellen said.

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