Amanda Bynes Held For Mental Evaluation After Allegedly Starting Fire In California Driveway

Amanda Bynes attends an appearance at Manhattan Criminal Court on July 9, 2013 in New York City Amanda Bynes attends an appearance at Manhattan Criminal Court on July 9, 2013 in New York City

Amanda Bynes has been hospitalized for a mental health evaluation after deputies said she started a small fire in the driveway of a home in Southern California.

Ventura County sheriff’s Capt. Don Aguilar says deputies responding to a call Monday night found Bynes standing next to the flames in the city of Thousand Oaks.

The deputies determined she met the criteria for a mental health hold and took her into custody. She can be held for up to 72 hours of observation.

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Aguilar says no charges have been filed.

The 27-year-old former Nickelodeon actress has had several run-ins with the law in California.

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Earlier this month she appeared in a New York court on allegations that she chucked a marijuana bong out the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment.

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