A Saint-Antoine man has been charged with arson in connection with a suspicious fire that destroyed a home in the eastern New Brunswick community last week.

The 50-year-old man, who appeared in Moncton provincial court on Monday, has been ordered to undergo a 30-day psychiatric assessment, RCMP Sgt. Jeff Johnston stated in a release.

The man has also been charged with failing to stop for police, Johnston said.

No one was injured in the fire.