The cost of the devastating Coalfield Coal Mine fire in Wales has been estimated at $1.2 billion, with hundreds of thousands of homes destroyed.
The damage to homes and property in Wales is estimated to be in the region of $1 million.
The devastating fire in the county of Coalfey on the outskirts of Cardiff was started on September 23rd by a small group of miners.
It was initially thought to have been sparked by a short circuit, but it is now believed to have started because of poor communication.
According to the BBC, the Coalford fire destroyed more than 1,000 homes in the area and destroyed more buildings than the World Trade Centre in New York.
The number of homes damaged in the fire was estimated at 300.
More than 100 firefighters were on site during the fire’s progression.
The fire was declared under controlled conditions, with the firefighting teams using high-pressure water and heat.
It took firefighters more than three days to contain the fire.
In the meantime, the local government has been forced to spend an estimated £150 million on a new emergency shelter.
The Welsh Government has also set up a public enquiry into the fire, which is expected to cost taxpayers over £1 million a day.
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is also investigating the incident.