Date: August 2, 2021

For: Immediate Distribution

From: Chelssa Outland, PIO

Effective Monday, August 2, 2021, at 0800, Seneca Healthcare District deactivated the Dixie Fire response Hospital Incident Command Center (HICC).  The command center closed after being established and operating around the clock for twelve (12) days due to the evacuation orders issued by Plumas County Sheriff’s Office.  The deactivation was made official by Incident Commander (IC) Shawn McKenzie, Seneca Healthcare District CEO.


All Seneca Healthcare District facilities, including the Hospital Emergency Room, Acute Care, Operating Room, Long Term Care, family practice offices, and walk-in clinic, are open and returning to normal operations.


HICC was staffed by the Seneca Healthcare District Emergency Management Team. This team collectively worked around the clock, providing up-to-date information on the Dixie Fire and resolving issues related to any impact to the community health services and operations at Seneca.


Seneca wishes to thank the Seneca Staff, Sheriff Johns and deputies, members of other mutual aid law enforcement agencies, Collins Pine, Cal Fire, USFS, The Red Cross and the many community volunteers that pulled together during this time of crisis.


Any questions or concerns may be directed to our information line at (530) 258-2085.