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In Pictures: Firefighters share images of their battle with Notre Dame inferno

The French capital’s pompiers fought the blaze at Paris’s landmark cathedral overnight and, in the morning, finally extinguished it.

French firefighters at the scene of Monday’s fire at Notre Dame cathedral (Benoit Moser/Pompiers de Paris/PA)
French firefighters at the scene of Monday’s fire at Notre Dame cathedral (Benoit Moser/Pompiers de Paris/PA)

The Pompiers de Paris, the fire brigade that battled through the night to bring the blaze at Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral under control, have been hailed as heroes after limiting the damage and keeping much of the structure of the Gothic masterpiece intact.

Here they share some images from their efforts to save the landmark from total destruction as they prevented the building from being totally consumed and, in doing so, wrote their own page in the 850-year-old gem’s still unfolding history.

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(Benoit Moser/Pompiers de Paris/PA)
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(Benoit Moser/Pompiers de Paris/PA)
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(Benoit Moser/Pompiers de Paris/PA)
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(Benoit Moser/Pompiers de Paris/PA)
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(Benoit Moser/Pompiers de Paris/PA)
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(Benoit Moser/Pompiers de Paris/PA)
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(Benoit Moser/Pompiers de Paris/PA)

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