Martin Johnson, 60, was found dead on his kitchen floor following the blaze on the top floor of a four story apartment building in Flatbush.
The building is located at 95 Woodruff Avenue.
60 fire fighters battled the fire that broke out at around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
The FDNY was able to contain the fire to the top floor and had it out in about 20 minutes.
Investigators are working to identify the person who died in the fire and the cause of the fire.