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Dog dies, 2 people severely burned in arson case

Dayton Rayne Varner Dayton Rayne Varner

Police say they've arrested a man they believe started a fire that took a dog's life and severely burned two people in Glendale last week.

Police said Dayton Rayme Varner took a lighter to a property near Deer Valley Road and 67th Avenue and set a fire to paper on the ground within feet of the shed where the two people and dog were.

Police said Varner later admitted he set the area on fire because he was angry at one of the victims. He watched as the fire grew and spread to the shed before running away, according to police.

The dog died in the fire and the two people inside suffered severe burns across their bodies.

The fire destroyed the shed, debris in a nearby yard, and a wooden fence on the back end of the property.

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