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Thanks for your return e-mail.
You may want to look at Title 24, Part 1 in addition to Section 3400.  Investigate 'required structural repairs'.   50% repairs due to fire damage appear to be part of 'required structural repairs'.  I do not have a copy of that document.
When a building undergoes 'required structural repairs' the full new code will be enforced.  Examples of a 'non-required structural repair' would be deferred maintenance:  re-roofing, repair minor spalled concrete.   
Examples of 'required structural repair' could include replacing damaged reinforcement in a concrete beam, or replacing damaged structural wood floor beams.  There can be a fine line between the two in some conditions that require engineering judgement on the part of the Engineer and the Building Official. 
with Joy and Hope,
Bob Freeman, Architect
Structural Designer
Integrated Design Services, Inc.
(714) 368-5080