DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Police have arrested a man who they say set three people on fire last night inside a South Dallas home.

Dallas Fire-Rescue found the victims — two men and a woman — after they were dispatched to an aggravated assault call at a home in the 3900 block of Mehalia Drive. They had sustained varying degrees of burn injuries, and were taken to a local hospital for evaluation of those burns.

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Floyd Benson, 46 (credit: Dallas Police Department)

Firefighters didn’t have to extinguish anything, as they found what was left of a small fire, which burned an isolated area on the floor of the front living area.

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Police say as many as seven people were inside the home at the time of the incident.

According to a witness inside, the suspect, identified by the Dallas Police Department as Floyd Benson, 46, poured a liquid accelerant on three of the people inside the home then used a lighter to set them on fire. Benson was also taken to the hospital for treatment of burn injuries after he managed to burn himself in the process of the assault; but was later released into police custody and arrested for Aggravated Assault Causing Bodily Injury.

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DFR plans to file Felony 1 Arson charges on Benson at the conclusion of their interviews.