A Triboro box assignment was transmitted for a reported basement fire in the 200 of Milford ave. this morning. Companies were met with smoke at the front door and it was determined to be coming from a water heater in the basement. The fire was extinguished with two dry chem extinguishers and a water can. The appliance was disconnected and removed from the home. Public Service was requested to the scene and the home was turned back over to the Homeowner.