Grease fire at eatery extinguished quickly

The fried rice might have been a little crispy, but luckily, no one was hurt.

A small grease fire in Zheng Garden’s pork cooker caught the attention of a passing Hudson fire crew Tuesday evening and was quickly extinguished.

Hudson Fire Chief Shawn Murray said a Burns Hill Station company was on its way to the Lenny Smith Central Station around 6:15 p.m. when it noticed smoke coming from the rear of the Asian food restaurant at 43 Lowell Road.

Employees had already put the fire out with a fire extinguisher by the time crews got inside. All that was left was for them to carry industrial fans to air out the small space.

Murray said the owners reimbursed customers who had already paid for their food and will likely be able to open today.

The fire was deemed accidental and likely started because of a buildup of sauce used in the rib cooking caught fire, according to a press release from the fire department.

PELHAM Four-wheeler flips; rider seriously hurt

Police say a Pelham man was seriously injured when he flipped a four-wheeler Monday afternoon.

Phillip Cullen, 37, was barely conscious when rescuers found him at a residence on Simpson Mill Road at about 2:45 p.m., having flipped a Kawasaki four-wheeler while riding it in the driveway, police said.

Cullen was treated at the scene and then flown to Beth Israel Hospital in Boston with serious injuries, police said.

Cullen was not wearing a helmet, and police said he may have been drinking.

Police are still investigating the cause of the crash but said it appeared Cullen flipped the vehicle while braking.