Cooking Accident Caused Hampden Fire 

Fire officials say something left cooking on the stove is what sparked a house fire in Hampden Sunday.Firefighters were sent to Western Avenue near the Hampden-Newburgh town line around 9 Sunday morning.Route 9 was closed for a few hours as crews from several towns fought the fire.No one was home when the fire broke out. The owner arrived home after firefighters arrived on the scene.There were no injuries reported.