BASIE COUSIN INJURED IN RED BANK FIRE

firePhyllis 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

rudrowA 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.

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