Just hours into New Years celebrations, All three stations were alerted for a reported apartment on fire just a few blocks from station 1. With additional crews still on hand from New Years festivities stand bys, multiple units were able to get on the street within a minute. Engine and Truck 1 arrived side A, with a 3 story garden apartment, with what appeared to be an enclosed common stairwell that was charged with smoke and residents evacuating. Truck 1 driver began laddering the structure, while the engine stretched the 250' 1"3/4 attack line up the stairs. Crews forced the apartment door encountering smoke banked down. Lineman along with member of PM 1 pushed inside and locating the fire, which involved the kitchen and into the hallways. Crews extinguished the same and opened walls and ceiling to ensure the fire hadn't made it to the common cockloft area. No extension was found and scene was placed under control awaiting state fire marshalls.