As of 10:46 p.m., personnel were on scene assisting an elderly resident development at 5300 Washington St., during a power outage, said BFD Spokesperson Steve MacDonald.
NStar spokesperson Margaret Coughlin said about 500 to 700 customers have been affected by a power outage in the Chestnut Hill area of West Roxbury, with calls from Sherman Road and Independence Drive, as well as on Washington Street past the Dedham border.
BFD and NStar have also responded to several utility pole fires, said MacDonald.
"You look up and see a small flame by the transformer. Nstar is all aware of it. Sometimes they just extinguish," said MacDonald.
MacDonald said the BFD has received calls about power being out tonight.
Stephen Walsh contributed to the reporting of this article.