The home of Dorchester County Republican Party Chairman Jordan Bryngelson and his family burned Monday, according to reports.

Just after 9:30 a.m., Dorchester County Fire and Rescue received a call for a "structure fire with flames showing" on Tuggle Lane in Givhans, according to Deputy Chief Malcolm Burns.

Bryngelson, his wife, Lisa, and children were not at home at the time, according to reports.

The house was fully engulfed when units arrived, Burns said. Due to the remote location, a tanker was used.

The home and its contents were a total loss, he said.

The family declined to comment Tuesday.

Speaking on their behalf, county party Treasurer Jenn Parvin said, "Lisa said please ask everyone to keep them in their thoughts and prayers, and thank you so much to their family, friends and church. That is all they would like to say at this time."

Donations can be sent to Bethany United Methodist Church, 118 W. 3rd Street South in Summerville. Checks should be made to Bethany Methodist with "Bryngelson Family" in the "For" line.

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