Amanda Bynes 911 Call: There's a Flaming Cloth on Top of a Gas Tank!

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A 911 call placed after Amanda Bynes lit a fire in a stranger's driveway indicates that the situation may have been even crazier than initially reported.

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She's now hospitalized on a 5150 hold, which means officials felt she was enough of a danger to herself and others to keep her against her will.

That alone tells you how bad things have gotten, and it remains to be seen if she will seek additional care voluntarily after the 72-hour hold is up.

In any case, here's how we got to this point ...

Monday night, Amanda Bynes put a flaming cloth on top of a gas tank and set it on fire outside a residence in her hometown in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

A passerby noticed and called 911. Listen:

The 911 caller couldn't tell if the gas tank was full or not, but called the cops because of the possibility of an explosion ... and because of how he saw Bynes.

She was lying down near the driveway with her left pant leg on fire, he says, adding that she quickly put out the flames and didn't appear injured.

Amanda Bynes said her dog had been burned, however. After the eyewitness confronted her about all this, she hailed a cab and peaced out of there.

That's when he called 911. The sheriff's department was subsequently called to the scene and Amanda was found standing near the campfire.

It's not clear where she went briefly, but she must have come back quickly.

They took her into custody and had her placed under psychiatric hold, something many might say was a long time coming giving her recent antics.

When police arrived, they asked the owner, "Do you know anyone by the name of Amanda Bynes, or why she would have some vendetta against you?"

The woman had no idea who that was or that this had even happened.

To state the obvious, it is unclear why Amanda started the fire, but apparently she also doused her dog in gasoline, then raced to a liquor store to find a sink.

She remains under mental health evaluation.

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that's all? Why scare those "911-people"?

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Can you say, lunatic?