It's 2 miracles: 2 cats found weeks after Kansas house explosion

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Ashley Nadeau via Topeka Capitol-Journal Ashley Nadeau via Topeka Capitol-Journal
Ashley Nadeau via Topeka Capitol-Journal Ashley Nadeau via Topeka Capitol-Journal
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -

A Kansas woman who already was celebrating the return of one cat that disappeared three weeks ago after an explosion at her home says she's received a second "miracle."

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Ashley Nadeau posted to her Facebook page Tuesday that her cat, Kunimitsu, was found in a pipe at the site of her destroyed home in Topeka.

On Wednesday, she posted that she and a friend dug a second cat, Mr. Tibbs, out of a pile of rubble near the home.

The cats disappeared after a July 19 explosion that destroyed Nadeau's home and damaged two other houses. Fire officials said the explosion was tied to a storm that downed a utility line.

Nadeau and her daughter left the house shortly before the explosion.


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A Topeka woman says "it's a miracle" that she's been reunited with her cat three weeks after an explosion destroyed her home.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Ashley Nadeau posted to her Facebook page Tuesday that her cat was found in a pipe at the site of her destroyed home.

Kunimitsu went missing after the July 19 explosion that destroyed Nadeau's home and two other houses. Topeka fire officials say the explosion was accidental and caused by storm damage. Nadeau and her daughter had left the house because of gas odor and a downed power line.

Nadeau says Kunimitsu's ears and fur are singed, but she otherwise seems to be in good shape. She says she took the cat to the Stone House Animal Hospital for observation.

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