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07/24/2013 09:13 am ET Updated Jul 24, 2013

Amanda Bynes' 5150 Hold Could Last Up To Two Weeks

Amanda Bynes might take a longer break from the public eye than initially expected.

Bynes was involuntarily hospitalized yesterday after setting a small fire in a residential driveway. Said hospitalization, known as a 5150, may last longer than the mandatory 72 hours and the troubled actress could remain in a mental health facility for up to two weeks, the Los Angeles Times reports.

According to the Times' source, "authorities could seek to have the [5150] order extended for up to two weeks if they can show she is a danger to herself and others."

As audible on the 911 call made by a concerned citizen, the small fire Bynes set Monday night included a small cloth and a gas tank. The LA Times adds that according to eyewitnesses, before being detained, Bynes' pants caught on fire as well. One onlooker said Bynes claimed that her dog had been burned.

According to Sgt. Eric Bschow of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, however, Bynes is not being charged with a crime.

As evident by paparazzi shots taken outside the medical center, Bynes' parents came to visit her yesterday.

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