Former Fire Chief funeral Monday; downtown streets closed

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - It's a solemn day for the Holy City as a community mourns the loss of a Lowcountry hero and Charleston Fire Department icon.{}

Former Charleston Fire Chief Thomas Carr passed away last week after battling Multiple System Atrophy. He was 59 years old.

Funeral services were held at the St. Michael's Episcopal Church at Meeting and Broad Streets at 2 p.m. on Monday. A burial service will follow at Magnolia Cemetery.

The service and funeral for former Charleston Fire Chief, Thomas Carr, closed downtown streets.

Here's{}a summary of the street closures and short-term impact to the area parking:

  • Parking meters on Broad Street between King Street and Church Street will be restricted for the funeral procession.
  • 1:00 PM: Broad Street from King Street to Church Street and on Meeting Street from Queen Street to Tradd Street will closed to accommodate the parking of emergency vehicles and to ensure pedestrian safety. This will include closures at the following locations: Broad and King, Meeting and Queen, Meeting and Tradd, and Meeting and Chalmers.
  • 2:00 PM: Services begin at St. Michael's Episcopal Church.
  • 3:05 - 3:20 PM: Processional departs Broad Street.
  • 3:20 - 3:50: Processional travels -- East on Broad Street to East Bay Street.{} Turns North on East Bay Street.{} Continues North on East Bay Street to Morrison Drive.{} Continue North onto Meeting Street to Cunnington Avenue, turn East onto Cunnington Avenue to the cemetery.

Local law enforcement provided temporary blockades at intersections as the processional traveled North in order to reduce the impact of the street closures.

The funeral and burial services for Thomas Carr were open to the public

For those who could not attend, the service was streamed live on