Phyllis Rudrow, seen with Dr. Eugene Cheslock below at the 2009 dedication of a bust of her cousin, Count Basie, suffered burns in a blaze that heavily damaged her home. (Photo above courtesy of John Tyler. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
A cousin of the late William Count Basie suffered serious burns in a fire at her Red Bank home late Sunday afternoon.
Phyllis Rudrow, 64, was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center with second- and third-degree burns that were not believed to be life-threatening, police Captain Darren McConnell told redbankgreen on the scene, at 183 Drs. James Parker Boulevard.