Love Island Australia winner Grant Crapp has been left devastated after his home on the NSW’s south coast was destroyed by bushfires, seeing him ‘lose everything’.
The 24-year-old electrician took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal the tragic state of the Malua Bay property he shares with his girlfriend Lucy Cartwright.
“Reality of the bushfires. Lost everything. Grateful that the people that matter are still with me,” wrote Grant, who won the inaugural season of the reality TV show with Tayla Damir in 2018.
Grant shared several photos and a video documenting the catastrophic fire damage to the rural property which he bought with Lucy just over six months ago.
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom dwelling and the separate two-bedroom cabin - worth a reported $770,000 - are surrounded by bushland and paddocks where the couple keeps animals.
In one photo, Lucy can be seen feeding a horse with what appears to be burns to its face, while another shows an alpaca with scorched wool along its left side.
Inside the home, the kitchen and living room have been gutted by flames with little more than clumps of ash and a warped ceiling fan that had buckled in the intense heat remaining.
Outside, what was perhaps once a small shed lies collapsed in the dust in front of blackened tree trunks.
Despite the grim events, the pair appear to be maintaining their sense of humour, jokingly wondering if the beers inside the scorched fridge were still cold.
Grant and Lucy are also said to own a three-bedroom cabin in nearby Malula Bay which they purchased for $380,000 in February 2018, however, the state of the property is unknown.
The pair reportedly packed up their belongings and evacuated with their animals on New Year’s Eve after authorities warned of a blaze mere kilometres away.
Grant has since shared a distressing video to his Instagram Stories showing walls of flames encroaching on a beach in Rosedale, just south of Malula Bay.
“Be ready guys for Saturday,” he captioned the clip, no doubt in reference to the terrible conditions expected over the coming weekend.
The death toll for New Year's Eve alone stands at seven in NSW and one in Victoria, with at least 17 people currently unaccounted for after the state’s deadly East Gippsland bushfires.
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