Dog rescued from fire by owner recovering

CHICAGO The owner of the 13-year-old German shepherd mix named Regis died in the fire when he returned to the burning home to save the dog.

John Petrick, 68, lived with Regis in the 1600-block of South Lombard Avenue. Authorities say Petrick died of a heart attack.

Regis suffered from smoke inhalation and burns, but hospital officials report his condition has greatly improved.

Regis will most likely be turned over to a Cicero animal shelter on Monday.

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