recently we've been having a gas, fumes, petrol smell in the sitting room.
This room is the only room in the house with a fireplace ( although not in use )
The smell went away over night and seemed to come back today when the heating came back on - however the boiler ( gas ) is in the garage, at least 20 feet away - there is no smell near bolier and between.
My initial thought was soot smell - the wind seemed to be coming from a strange direction yesterday and this might be the cause - a down draught in the chimney.
today I broke and called gas networks -they kindly came and checked the place over and its fine
so ..... anyone any ideas what it might be - its strong and disgusting, a little nauseating