A child was injured outside of a home where a car caught fire under a carport Tuesday  afternoon, authorities said.

Around 3:15 p.m., Tampa Fire Rescue crews responded to a home on the 3000 block of Crest Avenue and found a car parked on the carport fully engulfed in flames. They extinguished the fire in about a half-hour.

"In a second it just got really big and it started getting the ceiling more," said neighbor Heidy Valdivia. "Then after we got everybody out the car pretty much blew up and it went everywhere. It was huge, there was lots of smoke."

Three adults and five children got out of the home safely, but one of the children bumped their head on the way out and was transported to a hospital, authorities said.

The renter, Kevin Willis said he was sitting on the back porch and didn't realize what was happening. He said his sister started screaming for everyone to get out of the house.

"I ran inside to try to see if everybody was out but there was so much smoke and flames, couldn't really do anything about it," said Willis.

Willis said his girlfriend was inside the home at the time with their five children.

Officials are investigating the cause of the fire.

"I think it ran how and caught on fire," said Willis.

Willis said it's going to be hard to rebuild their lives, but he is grateful that no one was trapped inside.