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Amanda Bynes Hospitalized on 5150 Psychiatric Hold After Allegedly Setting a Small Fire: Report

Amanda Bynes arriving at Manhattan Criminal Court on July 9, 2013

Even more trouble for Amanda Bynes. Back on the west coast, the former child star, 27, has been hospitalized on a 5150 hold after allegedly starting a small fire in the driveway of a house in her hometown of Thousand Oaks, Calif., TMZ reports. The What I Like About You actress was first observed starting the small blaze with a "little red gas tank"; the elderly homeowner, who did not recognize Bynes, said the star even set fire to a piece of clothing. Authorities from the local sheriff's department later came and questioned Bynes; based on her answers, deputies determined that Bynes required a 5150.

UPDATE: Captain Don Aguilar of Ventura County Sheriff's Office tells Us Weekly: "Amanda Bynes was involved in a disturbance in a residential neighborhood last night in Thousand Oaks in the 200-block of Avenida De Los Arboles. Deputies investigated the incident and determined that she met the criteria of 5150 W&I (California Welfare & Institutions Code). She was detained and taken for a mental health evaluation. Ventura County Fire Dept. also responded to this incident in reference to a report of a gas can on fire in a  driveway."

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Once placed on Britney Spears during her darkest days, a 5150 hold is a 72-hour involuntary hospitalization in which an individual undergoes a mental evaluation.

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Just one day before, Bynes was accused of being drunk and trespassing a local retirement community, leaving the premises via taxi cab after being turned away by management. (The Nickelodeon star had claimed she was visiting a family member there.)

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Bynes' next court date is back in NYC on Aug. 26, where she's face charges stemming from her May 23 arrest, in which she allegedly threw a bong out of her 36th floor apartment window.

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