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Arcturus and Cygnus: Fire Killed Two Record-Holding Cats in November

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In this Sept. 13, 2017 file photo, Will Powers holds his cat Arcturus Aldebaran Powers in Farmington Hills, Mich. (Edward Pevos /The Ann Arbor News via AP, File)

Friday, 22 December 2017 05:11 AM

Arcturus and Cygnus, two Guinness World Record-holding cats, died in a fire that destroyed their suburban Detroit home last month, their owner says.

Will Powers says in a statement that the remains of the two cats, Arcturus and Cygnus, were found Wednesday in the basement of their Farmington Hills home. Powers says he searched for them during fire but that emergency personnel forced him to vacate. The cats apparently succumbed to smoke inhalation.

Two other cats that disappeared in the Nov. 12 fire remain missing.

Powers' sister, Brittney Rose Powers confirmed the deaths Thursday, saying her brother and sister-in-law, Lauren, are devastated.

Arcturus was the world's tallest domestic cat, measuring at about 19 inches (48 centimeters). Cygnus was the domestic cat with the world's longest tail, at more than 17 inches (43 centimeters).

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Arcturus and Cygnus, two Guinness World Record-holding cats, died in a fire that destroyed their suburban Detroit home last month, their owner says.
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