A 49-year-old man is facing charges after a death and fire in La Loche.

RCMP were called out about a fight in a home around 2:30 Wednesday morning.

Police say officers found two injured people, a 52-year old woman and an 81-year old man.

The woman died in hospital.

The man was sent to hospital in Saskatoon with serious injuries.

The suspect, who was identified by police as 49-year-old Marty Keith Toulejor, is charged with second-degree murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, and arson.

Toulejor made his first court appearance in La Loche on Thursday and is remanded into custody.