Fire chiefs call for e-cigarette safety messages after devices cause more than 100 fires and one fatality in less than two years

TMR-e-cigs-fire safety-11.1511/15/14–Fire chiefs are calling for safety messages to be displayed on electronic cigarettes after it was revealed the devices have caused more than 100 fires in less than two years. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents all 46 fire authorities in England and Wales, want manufacturers to do more to warn of the dangers, with possible measures to include placing prominent safety labels on products. Jeremy Hilton, chairman of the LGA’s Fire Services Management Committee, said the upward trend of fires – thought to cause at least a blaze a week – is a ‘major cause for concern’. Read