Fire Nearly Totals 2 Story Building of Montessori School, LIVINGSTON, January 29, 2009 - Shortly before 4 pm on January 29, 2009 a fire broke out at the Livingston Montessori School on Noblitt Street in Livingston and nearly totaled a 2 story building. Fire Departments from Livingston, Scenic Loop, and Onalaska responded to the burning structure. Livingston Fire Marshall Mark Taylor and fire chiefs Corky Cochran, and Roy Newport led their firemen and directed their men who did a remarkable job of containing a fire that could've consumed the entire building. Firemen were forced to cut a large hole in the roof, and sections of the exterior walls of the building to successfully extinguish the stubborn blaze. Multiple units from the Livingston Police Department (including Police Chief Dennis Clifton) also were dispatched and units from Americare Ambulance Service and Lone Star Ambulance Service. Fortunately, everyone was evacuated from the building and nobody was hurt. At least 5 fire engines were summoned. Noblitt Street was blocked off for two blocks as firemen battled the blaze. The fire was completely extinguished by 4:46 pm. According to chief Cochran, the fire is initially believed to have started from an electrical problem, but Cochran stated that the case is under investigation by Livingston Fire Marshall, Mark Taylor.