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Record holding cats found dead after metro Detroit house fire

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Posted at 11:18 PM, Dec 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-21 05:48:32-05

The remains of two record-breaking cats have been found in the ruins a house fire in Farmington Hills. 

The metro Detroit family owned the world's tallest cat and the cat with the world's longest tail. The animals were both 2 years old.

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William Powers says Cygnus held the Guinness World Record with a 17.5 inch long tail. His housemate, Arcturus, stands 20 inches tall, and was also a world record holder. 

Powers' home in the 34000 block of Quaker Valley Lane was destroyed by a fire in November. William and his wife were able to get out safely. 

Since then, Powers and fire officials have been searching the house. They discovered the bodies of the cats Wednesday.