Alameda County firefighters doused a one-alarm blaze at Bunker Elementary School in Newark, California Tuesday night.
A trailer located on the school grounds, located in the 6000 block of Smith Avenue, caught on fire late Tuesday night, according to school administrators and Patch's Facebook fans. The “vandal watch" trailer behind the school is home to people who monitor the school for suspicious activity after hours.
The couple who lived inside the trailer escaped the fire uninjured, according to school staff.
Firefighters rescued their two dogs and three ferrets, said Aisha Knowles, public information officer for the Alameda County Fire Department. One of the ferrets was injured and transported to a local veterinarian. Although sprinklers diffused the fire, which took 20 minutes to contain, the trailer is considered a total loss, Knowles told Patch. The couple will be moving to another trailer on the school grounds, according to Knowles.
Bunker Elementary School was not damaged in the fire, according to school officials. Classes proceeded as normal Wednesday morning.
The cause of the fire is unclear at this time. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.