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2 record-holding cats found dead after Farmington Hills house fire

Will Powers holds his cat Arcturus Aldebaran Powers in Farmington Hills, Mich.
Will Powers holds his cat Arcturus Aldebaran Powers in Farmington Hills, Mich.

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Two Guinness World Records-holding cats were found dead after a house fire in Farmington Hills last month.

Arcturus and Cygnus hadn't been seen since the house fire, but their owners, Will and Lauren Powers, posted an update Thursday, confirming the sad news.

Arcturus holds the Guinness World Record for being the tallest domestic cat, measuring at about 19 inches (48 centimeters). Cygnus is the domestic cat with the world’s longest tail, measuring at more than 17 inches (43 centimeters).

"We confirmed today that Cygnus and Arcturus remained hidden in our home and succumbed to smoke inhalation," Powers posted to Facebook. 

The couple's other two cats, Yuki and Sirius, are still missing, and Powers noted "there is a significant reason to believe they are both alive."


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