A NATIONAL alert has been issued warning of e-cigarette charger fires.

The Local Government Association is calling on e-cigarette manufacturers to display warnings on packaging.

Many e-cigarette smokers use incompatible or cheaper chargers.

If a charger is not compatible to the device too much current goes into the batteries meaning they can overheat and eventually explode.

For Local Governement Association e-cigarete safety tips visit http://www.local.gov.uk/web/guest/media-releases/-/journal_content/56/10180/7386047/NEWS.