A man died early Monday morning in a fire in his apartment on East 16th Street, police said.

He has been identified as Ed Albers, 59, of 132 East 16th Street.

The FDNY responded to the fire call at about 6 a.m. on Monday, when they found Albers unresponsive. The FDNY tweeted that fire marshals said the fire was accidental and caused by extension cords.