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Should I just leave it alone and go through the home warranty or home insurance? If you have a home warranty, that would be the way to go. Unless that damage is so severe that you wish to try to rescind (void) the sale, then employing experts, including legal, to prove a damage case would probably cost more than the repair work. There is no duty to disclose the old fire damage which has been repaired.
Defects in condition due to wear, tear or just ordinary aging are not covered by homeowner's insurance. Only damage by accident, or natural causes are. Sorry, but I'm afraid that the last phrase you used is the answer.