Granny uses barbecue to dry clothes, six family members hospitalised
A grandmother has tried to use a barbecue to dry her clothes.
Six of the unnamed woman's family members were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning as a result of her bizarre drying attempts after she lit the indoor cooking device before leaving her house in London.
The family - which includes two boys aged between two and 10 months and her three-year-old granddaughter - have now been discharged from hospital.
Dave Brown, from the London Fire Brigade, said: "In my 28-year career I have never heard of anybody using a barbecue to dry clothes let alone using one indoors.
"Never, ever bring a lit or smouldering barbecue indoors. Not only is it a serious fire risk but it also emits carbon monoxide, which is a poisonous gas that can kill or seriously injure."