As I understand it... The sprinkler system confined the fire to the attic and some office & storage space on the top floor, but then the water did some damage of it's own - Nothing major. All the really good stuff is on the lower floors AIUI.
But the roof is toast because they flat out *Assaulted* that fire with a "Forty-Second Alarm" (reported 100+ firemen) and when they ventilated the roof, brother they really ventilated it.
Wouldn't surprise me at all if they put some of those big theatrical fire vent hatches on the roof when they put it all back together again, and beef up the rest of the exhaust fans.
Between that fire (Franklin west of Highland) and the West Hollywood Halloween Street Party near the Design Center (Santa Monica and LaCienega CLOSED all day and all night) I decided that a little service call at Fountain and LaCienega could easily wait till tomorrow. I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid...
--<< Bruce >>--