LOS ANGELES — Amanda Bynes has been hospitalized for a mental health evaluation after a witness said he spotted flames on her pant legs from a small gasoline fire in the driveway of a California home.
Deputies responding to a 911 call Monday night said the actress, 27, had started the fire in the driveway in Thousand Oaks, Ventura County sheriff’s Capt. Don Aguilar said.
KABC-TV said the flames were fueled by gasoline.
Deputies determined that Bynes met the criteria for a mental health hold and took her into custody, where she can be held for 72 hours of observation, Aguilar said.
Passer-by Andrew Liverpool told KABC he found Bynes.
“It’s dark, it’s 8:45 and I just see her laying down, stomach up and her pant legs on fire, a trail of, you know, fire and gas, and I pull over,” he said.
No charges were filed and responding fire officials did not administer any medical care, Aguilar said.
Richard Hutton and David Feldman, who are listed as Bynes’ attorneys in industry databases, refused to comment.
The former Nickelodeon actress has had several run-ins with the law. In December, she resolved a misdemeanor hit-and-run case after entering into a civil settlement with other drivers.
She was charged last fall with driving on a suspended license after it was temporarily taken away from her following two hit-and-run cases.
She also pleaded not guilty to drunken driving in a separate case.
Earlier this month Bynes appeared in a New York court on allegations that she chucked a marijuana bong out the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment.
Couple call off divorce for the second time
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country musician Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife are calling off their divorce proceedings for a second time.
Tish Finley Cyrus filed for a divorce last month in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. But in a publicist’s statement, the couple said they are working on their relationship in therapy.
“We both woke up and realized we love each other and decided we want to stay together,” they said.
Married in 1993, they have three children together, including actress-musician Miley Cyrus.