Cal Fire is going to have to pay millions of dollars in penalties in a blistering ruling regarding a 2007 fire that ripped through Northern California.  

A Plumas County judge found Cal Fire guilty of "egregious and reprehensible conduct" in its response to the 2007 Moonlight Fire that burned over 65,000 acres in Plumas and Lassen counties.  

The judge ruled Cal Fire must pay $30 million in penalties for stonewalling Sierra Pacific Industries in that group's court battle over the cause of the massive fire.

She claimed Cal Fire willfully destroyed evidence in the case and engaged in systematic misdirection with the purpose of forcing Sierra Pacific to pay the full cost of the fire.