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Guinness World-Record Holding Cats Missing After Michigan Fire

Will and Lauren Powers escaped Sunday’s blaze, but Arcturus — the world's tallest cat — and Cygnus, which has the longest tail, haven't been seen since.
Image: Will Powers holds his cat Arcturus
Will Powers holds his cat Arcturus Aldebaran Powers on Sept. 13, 2017 in Farmington Hills, Mich. Arcturus, a F2B Savannah cat, has been named the tallest pet cat in the world in the Guinness World Records 2018 version.Edward Pevos / Ann Arbor News via AP
/ Source: Associated Press

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Two Guinness World Records-holding cats are missing after a fire gutted their owners’ suburban Detroit home.

Will and Lauren Powers escaped Sunday’s blaze, but Arcturus and Cygnus haven’t been seen since. Both cats are 2 years old.

Will Powers holds his cat Arcturus Aldebaran Powers on Sept. 13, 2017, in Farmington Hills, Michigan.Edward Pevos / Ann Arbor News via AP

Will Powers says the couple opened some doors as they fled their burning Farmington Hills’ house in hopes that Arcturus, Cygnus and their third cat would escape.

The Associated Press left a message Monday seeking comment from fire officials.

Cygnus holds a Guinness World Record for the cat with the longest tail.Kevin Scott Ramos / Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals

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

Guinness has said the Powers sought the records to raise awareness about a cat shelter.