HOUSTON -

A family of five is safe after waking up to find their southeast Houston home on fire.

The fire happened at a home on Rill Lane and Beachcomber Lane around 3:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to the Houston Fire Department.

The homeowner says the family car parked in the driveway caught on fire and then flames spread to the home. The family was sleeping inside.

"I was sleeping and I heard this really loud banging noise," said Isaac Early, who was the first one to wake up inside of the home. "I guess the noise was the glass breaking and I came outside and the car was on fire. At first it didn't look that bad, so I tried to put it out with a water hose. The fire kept getting bigger and bigger so I called 911 and then got everyone out of the house."

His parents were asleep when he came running back into the home.

"We were in bed and my son woke us up," said Sherry Early, Issac's mother. "We heard a really loud bang -- like small explosions."

Sherry and her husband rushed out, along with their other children and dog. Everyone was able to escape the home without injury.

The house was badly damaged by the fire.

Investigators are looking into what caused the family car to catch fire.