Mom facing charges after allegedly using barbecue to heat home

Police have charged a Brentwood mother with reckless endangerment for allegedly using a barbecue grill for heat, which they say led to carbon monoxide poisoning.

BRENTWOOD - Police have charged a Brentwood mother with reckless endangerment for allegedly using a barbecue grill for heat, which they say led to carbon monoxide poisoning. The incident happened on Merrill Street around 4 a.m. Authorities say Marie Blaise pulled the grill into the house and lit it to create heat after running out of heating oil, but the home quickly filled up with poisonous gas. Blaise, her husband, Yves, and their three children all fell faint and rescuers rushed them to the Nassau University Medical Center with carbon monoxide poisoning.Yves Blaise says last night was a mistake, and that he doesn't think his wife should be charged in the case. Neighbor Frank Fortuna says he feels for the Blaises because it's tough coming up with money to pay heating bills, and sometimes people turn to unconventional methods to stay warm. Once Marie Blaise is released from the hospital, she is expected to appear before a judge.

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Nassau Police are investigating another Carvel robbery, this 1 Police: Carvel robbed at knifepoint in Westbury
In February of last year, Kathy Horan hit 2 Couple who left scene of fatal Medford crash to be sentenced
Firefighter Gatha Ballard tells Newsday he saw smoke 3 Volunteer fireman helps Freeport family escape blaze
Robert Francis was reportedly taken into custody around 4 NYPD detective reportedly arrested on public lewdness charges
Peter's Clam Bar is the last winner of 5 Food Fight: Peter's Clam Bar

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE