Property worth over Rs. 5 lakh was guttered after a major fire broke out in a godown at Amberpet on Monday evening.

Flames erupted at the Saptagiri Packaging Godown around 5.20 p.m. Two fire tenders, one each from Musheerabad and Malakpet, rushed to the spot and doused the flames within two hours.

Fire fighters said that electrical short circuit could be one of the reasons for the incident. Cotton rolls that were stored in the godown were completely destroyed, they said.