A 49-year-old man is in custody after assaulting a woman in the RM of Macdonald.

Officers say they were called to a home in the community at around 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday. When they arrived, officers located a 48-year-old woman who was suffering from burn injuries.  

She was transported to hospital where she remains with serious injuries. 

The 49-year-old suspect, who knew the victim, was still in the home when officers arrived. He was arrested and is now facing several charges including, arson endangering life and aggravated assault.

He remains in custody while Headingley RCMP continue to investigate.