At 23:59 hours, the assignment was dispatched for the report of a house on fire. With units responding, Berks DES advising they were receiving calls from the neighbors, reporting a house on fire and they were attempting to evacuate the residence. Dep10-1 arrived on location at 00:04 hours reporting a 2 story single residence with heavy fire from A / B / C sides, with the hydrant at Harrison and Beach st. Chief10 arrived and assumed command. E10 arrived, and stretched 1 – 1 3/4″ attack line, as well as a 2 1/2″ blitz gun. Chief10 requested 2nd alarm be struck, as well as EMS requsting a 2nd Micu at 00:07 hours. E13 arrived and laid a supply line from the hydrant to E10. Companies were stretching multiple hand lines in an effort to gain the upper hand on the aggressive fire. At 00:09 hours, a 3rd Micu was requested to the scene for multiple patients. Multiple hand lines were in service, as well as extensive roof operations. At 00:22 hours Air Medical was requested on stand-by. Fire attack in the rear of the structure were hindered due to a live power line falling to the ground. At 00:29 hours, Air Medical would be cancelled. While all crews operated, the 2nd alarm companies arrived and assisted in all areas of operation, and at 00:43 1 person would be transported to a local hospital. All companies continued to operate over an extended period of time while gaining the upper hand on the well progressed fire. The fire would be placed under control at 02:16 hours, with extensive overhaul. All 3 original companies were available for service at 04:43 hours.