MARIETTA — A 58-year-old man died in a house fire this morning after his wife tried frantically to wake him up shortly before 2:30 a.m. as the blaze roared through their small wood frame home near Jim Miller Park.
Arthur Goller, 58, died in the fire, Cobb Police confirmed in a news release issued at 4:30 p.m. today.
The house at 1189 Wynbrook Road appeared to be a total loss, gutted by a fire that broke out about 2:27 a.m., according to Cobb Fire Department.
The home sits off of Callaway Road adjacent to Jim Miller Park in the Callaway Acres subdivision, part of unincorporated Cobb County.
The home is owned by Arthur F. and Paula Goller, according to records on file with the Cobb Tax Assessor’s Office.
Cobb Fire responded to the scene within 7 minutes of getting the call, arriving to a house fully engulfed with flames shooting through the roof. They had the fire under control within 30 minutes, at 3:04 a.m., said Denell Boyd, spokeswoman for Cobb Fire.
Ten units responded to the scene, all from Cobb Fire Department.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, she said.
The house did not have working smoke detectors, Boyd said.
A woman who lives at the home told firefighters that she tried but could not wake up her husband.
The woman then ran out of the house to call for help from a neighbor’s home.
The incident marks the first fatal fire in Cobb this year, according to Cobb Fire Department.