Evan had no idea that his entire world was going to change forever, due to the simple discovery of the glory hole. He would’ve never thought in a million years that his YouTube channel would go from having a few thousand views to well over 14 million. It didn’t take long for Evan to become a sensation on the internet.
People were in awe over his discovery at Lake Berryessa. It’s not something that you see every day. It was just by chance that he happened to be in the right place at the right time. What a lucky guy!
In Need Of Some Help
You wouldn’t expect Evan to sit back and just observe the fires, and he didn’t. He took photos of the fire surrounding Lake Berryessa. He worked in shifts, sleeping a minimum amount of time so that he could monitor the progress of the fires. He wanted to be sure that they didn’t make it over the ridge of the hills, which were only about a mile away. He captured and recorded everything when he was awake and posted it on social media to share with the locals, especially.
He utilized Facebook Live mostly for the residents who lived in the area and were worried about their homes. He knew that this would relieve some stress for those who were concerned that they were going to lose everything they worked so hard for. But nothing comes easy, and everything was working against him.
It was obvious that Evan didn’t really care about his safety all that much. Nor did he really care whether or not his property was lost in the fire. He was more concerned about taking the photos and posting them to social media to update the Lake Berryessa residents. He was going the extra mile to deliver the information that the people so desperately wanted.
Power lines were going out all over the place. Because of that, Evan had to go back and forth between his place and his dad’s while using a generator to keep everything charged. There was only one transmitter on Atlas Peak that was functioning. He had limited service and half a battery life left when an unbelievable request came in for him to fulfill.
A Difficult Task
People were very relieved to see that their homes and properties hadn’t been destroyed, but they had another request that would be difficult for Evan. You may be wondering, what happened to the pets that belonged to the residents? People were messaging Evan asking him if he would be able to take care of their pets until the fires were gone and they could return home.
Evan had essentially become a hero. Why? He was able to feed around 20 different pets which included, birds, cats, and fish. But he was only one person and couldn’t do everything. Soon enough, the area was about to see all the damage that was done to the place that they call home.
The community was so incredibly grateful for everything Evan had done for them, that they set up a GoFundMe page to cover the cost of expenses he had during the wildfires. Evan wasn’t doing it for the money, he was doing it because he genuinely cared about the community and the people who lived in it. He gave the donations, totaling over $6,000, to the people who had lost everything.
It was very sad to hear when the people learned that more than 40 lost their lives in the wildfires, including six in the Napa County area. Evan had gained a lot of fame from this, but something else was about to come up that would give him even more recognition. Something that was related to an event that had happened half a year ago.