A woman has been taken to hospital after her house was struck by lightning in Melbourne's east last night.

She was sleeping in her home in Glencairn Avenue, Ringwood when the lightning struck about 10pm (AEDT).

The Metropolitan Fire Brigade's (MFB) Alan Hunter says the bolt hit the roof, travelled down into the house and into a wardrobe.

"An occupant had been sleeping in the bedroom where the metal frame of the wardrobe had arced from the lightning strike, and the lightning strike had then found its way through to a water pipe under the residence and gone to earth," he said.