Two shops were gutted at Kanyakumari in the early hours of Thursday.

According to police sources, Nisar of South Kundal and Kirubakaran of Kottaram were running shops on Rock Way Road at Kanyakumari. They closed their shops as usual on Wednesday. However, few persons noticed smoke emanating from their shops in the early morning and informed the Fire and Rescue Service personnel at Kanyakumari. They rushed to the spot and extinguished the fire with in an hour. Cashew nut packets and ready made clothes worth Rs. 10 lakh were gutted in the fire.

The police have registered a case and are investigating.