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The strange saga of Amanda Bynes has taken a turn for the truly bizarre, with TMZ reporting that the 27-year-old "Easy A" actress has been placed under psychiatric hold after apparently setting a fire in an elderly woman's driveway Monday night.

According to the site, this latest drama took place outside a home in Thousand Oaks, Calif., where a gas-tank-toting Bynes allegedly lit a fire and burned some of her clothing.

Based on her actions and an assessment by police officers who arrived on the scene, the troubled celeb was put on a 5150 hold -- a 72-hour involuntary hospitalization for a mental evaluation, TMZ continues.

Between her eyebrow-raising tweets and continued run-ins with the law, Bynes has kept herself in the public spotlight in recent months.

[via TMZ, THR]
Amanda Bynes Put on Psychiatric Hold