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Amanda Bynes Hospitalized For Mental Health Evaluation In California

Deputies Said Actress Started Small Fire In Driveway Of A Home
Amanda Bynes attends an appearance at Manhattan Criminal Court on July 9, 2013.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Amanda Bynes attends an appearance at Manhattan Criminal Court on July 9, 2013. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Actress Amanda Bynes was hospitalized for a mental health evaluation after deputies said she started a small fire in the driveway of a home in Southern California.

After responding to a 911 call Monday night, deputies found the 27-year-old standing next to the flames, according to Ventura County sheriff’s Capt. Don Aguilar.

The deputies determined that she met the criteria for a mental health hold and took her into custody.

No charges were filed, Aguilar said. Bynes can be held for up to 72 hours of observation.

Earlier this year, Bynes was arrested for allegedly smoking marijuana and throwing a bong out the window of her midtown Manhattan apartment, according to authorities.

Days after the arrest, Bynes posted a response on Twitter saying that she was suing the NYPD.

“For once and for all, this is the last thing I’ll say about the mistaken arrest,” part of the Twitter post read. “I’m suing NYPD for illegally entering my apartment, lying about drugs on me and lying about me tampering with nonexistent drug paraphernalia, then I’m suing for being put into a mental hospital against my will, then locked up overnight for coming home after a facial and working out with my trainer like the good girl that I am. I’m allergic to alcohol and drugs and don’t partake in any of the above.”

The former child star appeared in court in Manhattan in July. Bynes faces charges of tampering with physical evidence, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of marijuana. She denies the charges.

Her next court date is Sept. 26.

The actress rose to fame a decade ago as a major star on Nickelodeon. She has also starred in several films, including 2010′s “Easy A.”

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