A man charged in connection with a blaze on Alfred Street in Sarnia is facing a second attempted murder charge.

Peter Kupec, 38,  of Sarnia had previously been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, arson with disregard for human life and flight from police.

The early morning fire on Oct. 21 sent a 24-year-old to hospital in critical condition.

Police say the victim and the accused had been involved in an altercation prior to the fire.

There were other people in the house at the time of the blaze, but they were not injured.

Kupec was being held in custody pending a bail hearing on Friday.