08/06/2012 03:11 EDT | Updated 10/06/2012 05:12 EDT

North Vancouver Man Set On Fire In Alcohol-Fuelled Fight

A 56-year-old man is in serious condition in hospital after he was doused with camp fuel and set on fire over the weekend, police say.

The North Vancouver resident suffered burns to more than 50 per cent of his body, said a statement from Cpl. Richard De Jong of the North Vancouver RCMP.

He has been placed in a medically-induced coma at Lions Gate Hospital, it added.

Police say the incident happened when two men got into a fight on Saturday afternoon after drinking alcohol all day.

A 34-year-old man, also of North Vancouver, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, said Cpl. De Jong.

He is due to appear in court on Tuesday.

Police are not releasing the names of the victim or the suspect.