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Amanda Bynes hospitalized for mental evaluation after starting fire

ANI  Washington, July 24, 2013
First Published: 13:42 IST(24/7/2013) | Last Updated: 18:59 IST(24/7/2013)

Amanda Bynes has been hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation after allegedly setting fire in California, it has been revealed. A rep for the Ventura County Sheriff's office told Fox News that the former Nickelodeon star is being held on a 5150 hold, which is an involuntary hospitalization for mental analysis.

The sheriff's office said in a statement that the troubled actress, 27, was involved in a disturbance in a residential neighborhood on Tuesday in Thousand Oaks in the 200-block of Avenida De Los Arboles.

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The release stated that the deputies investigated the incident and determined that she met the criteria of 5150. The spokesperson asserted that Bynes was detained and taken for a mental health evaluation. Deputies added that the 5150 hold, which can last for up to 72 hours, was brought on after Bynes started a small fire in the driveway of a home in Southern California.

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