Aberdeen Police Sgt. J. Smith safely got a man out of a burning home near Dunrovin Country Store on U.S. Highway 1 Sunday morning, according to the Sandhills Sentinel.
Smith found the Vass home on fire after driving around the store. Smith called for assistance and helped the man escape.
The man was taken to Firsthealth Moore Regional Hospital, where he is said to be in stable condition.
The man's 14-year-old Labrador Retriever did not survive. Firefighters recovered the dog's body.