An officer with the Chicago Police Department who was injured when a fire destroyed his home in the Portage Park neighborhood was "in good spirits" and recovering at a nearby hospital on Tuesday.

Police said Officer John Zook was home alone, and in the shower at his house near Mason Avenue and Irving Park Road when the fire started in the mid-afternoon on Monday, according to CBS News.

When Zook got out of the shower, he started searching for the family dog. During the search, he fell unconscious. Firefighters pulled him from the burning home, and treated him on the front lawn. Firefighters were also able to save the dog.

Zook’s family and friends have set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for hospital bills, house repairs, and to replace personal belongings destroyed in the fire.

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