A cat that had been missing since its owners’ home was leveled by a natural gas explosion has been found alive, according to a local newspaper.

David and Valerie Fitzgerald’s other cat, Oscar, was found shortly after the blast at 44 Willowdale St. on Tuesday.

Lilly emerged from the rubble as crews cleared charred debris on Wednesday morning, the town’s Dog Officer Sue Hogan told the Lowell Sun. She said the cat was singed, but appeared OK otherwise.

The blast was blamed on KeySpan subcontractors, who investigators said didn’t check where the gas line was or if the line was in the wrong place.